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Allyson Frick

About this collection

Welcome to the African-American Women's Experiences in Slavery collection. All items in this collection are available in the public domain due to expiration of copyright regulations.

 

The Women in Slavery collection focuses on the experience of African-American women enslaved in the United States. The collection is intended to caputure women's experiences as slaves during the late 18th century through the mid-19th century, and includes a fugitive slave advertisement, an anti-slavery advertisement, an image of daily activities on the plantation, and excerpts from popular literature to demonstrate what it was like to live in constant fear, including being sold as property at any given time. The collection includes five carefully curated items, including two advertisement texts/images, two images, and one audio clip that provides the viewer a sense of the hardships women slaves experienced in their lives. This collection helps the viewer understand the lack of free will these women had, and the disempowerment they experienced at the hands of their slaveholders.

 
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