Slave Coffles

Did you know about the brutality of slave coffles used in the internal slave trade? Did you know that the slave society transported over a million slaves to the cotton South following the invention of the cotton gin, often destroying families in the process? Were you aware that slaves, chained in groups of hundreds at a time, were forced to march on foot, in all types of weather, the 1,000 miles from Washington, DC, and Alexandria, Virginia, to the New Orleans slave auction?

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