Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Charleston Slave Mart

The City of Charleston has preserved it's old Slave mart and turned it into a museum of this shameful period of American History. Most of the building is as it was back then and many interactive displays have been added, including an audio interview of a former slave recorded before his death in the early 1940's.

It is a stark reminder of our ability to engage in the darkest deeds and to still carry on as if nothing was wrong. How people could think of and refer to themselves as "civilized" and "gentlemen" while carrying on an inhuman slave trade is beyond me. I walked away more than a little depressed.

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1 comment:

  1. Human beings are far from perfect. I've always said, our greatest fault is our negativity, not to mention cruelty to others as well as animals. It is a reminder of who we are in reality.