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Historical Marker Dedication

This event will put a face to the place where the Butler Slave Auction took place in Savannah. Long overdue.

Rose

Events for March 3, 2008

Historical Marker Dedication
March 03, 2008

Largest Slave Sale in Georgia History:
The Weeping Time

Monday, March 3, 2008
10:30 A.M.
Dunn Street and Augusta Avenue, Savannah, GA

The marker text will read as follows:

One of the largest sales of enslaved persons in U.S. history took place on March 2-3, 1859, at the Ten Broeck Race Course ΒΌ mile southwest of here. To satisfy his creditors, Pierce M. Butler sold 436 men, women, and children from his Butler Island and Hampton plantations near Darien, Georgia. The breakup of families and the loss of home became part of African-American heritage remembered as "the weeping time." The event was reported extensively in the northern press and reaction to the sale deepened the nation's growing sectional divide in the years immediately preceding the Civil War.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the City of Savannah


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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