Auction black slaves (8 photos)

About 150 people took part in the reconstruction of the auction slaves times the mid-19th century, which took place on January 15 on the steps of an old building in the City Court in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The event was held in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in the United States, which is celebrated this year.

Shackled Jennette White, which depicts the "slave" are to the point of sale to the new "owner".

Spectators watching the progress of the "auction".

One of the participants of reconstruction, showing white smith, checks the health of its potential to "buy." (John Moore / Getty Images)


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