Slavery and the Making of AmericaPicture of slave women cultivating a village garden in Central Africa, Courtesy of the University of Virginia Library
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Young Curators Response
People bring their own facts of what slavery really was and how it was passed on from generation to generation to looking at these images.

Fact: blacks were really sold.

Fiction: when the slaves are shown laughing with the whites, playing instruments around a campfire.

Media Then & Now

Media today is more biased, because its easier to make people believe you when you lie. Today’s media is a blurry combination, because everybody mixes fiction with facts to make them believe it more.

African Slave Traffic from “The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade, Ancient and Modern,” compiled by W. O. Blake, 1857. Courtesy of The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio.

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