The Slave Auction:  A Poem

The Slave Auction: A Poem

This week, thanks to a friend and colleague, I rediscovered Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and her poem on a slave auction.  Harper was an African American abolitionist, suffragist, and writer. One part of her biography speaks to me today. In 1859, the same year of the...
People over Profit

People over Profit

Edna Dean Proctor (1829-1923) was a poet originally from Henniker, NH.  She lived in Brooklyn, NY for 30 years but was buried in Framingham where a bridge is named in her honor. Here, she writes about The Weeping Time auction of 1859 –the story I tell in my book of...
#Where are the Children: The Weeping Time Then and Now

#Where are the Children: The Weeping Time Then and Now

Photo by Andrea Ricketts on unsplash.com   My book, The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave auction in American History, (Cambridge University Press, 2017) opens with the story of an engaged couple separated from each other on the auction block.  On March...
Find Anne C. Bailey's non-fiction book : The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History on Amazon.

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