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The ‘slave block’ in a town in Virginia: should it stay or should it go? | The Guardian A onetime site of slave sales in Fredericksburg has provoked a fierce debate. This is not a monument, it’s a piece of history – but should it be removed from view?

A onetime site of slave sales in Fredericksburg has provoked a fierce debate. This is not a monument, it’s a piece of history – but should it be removed from view?

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Sold on the Courthouse Steps | International African American Museum (IAAM) An auction block at a commercial slave market is probably the most common visual that comes to mind when you think of people being separated from families during enslavement.

An auction block at a commercial slave market is probably the most common visual that comes to mind when you think of people being separated from families during enslavement.

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Items reflecting Black History up for auction – Fox 5 DC The Howard Wolverton Collection of Black Americana featuring artifacts and treasures of Black American history will be auctioned off Thursday in Falls Church. The collection includes items reminiscent of our country's shameful past of hatred and racism.

The Howard Wolverton Collection of Black Americana featuring artifacts and treasures of Black American history will be auctioned off Thursday in Falls Church. The collection includes items reminiscent of our country’s shameful past of hatred and racism.

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