National Black Tourism Network http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Slave sale to be staged in St. Louis for Civil War sesquicentennial http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slave-sale-be-staged-st-louis-civil-war-sesquicentennial <p>Slave auctions were once commonplace in Missouri. Families were separated, people were property and the event of the auction itself was a harsh one.</p><p>In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in 2011, the <a href="http://www.stlamerican.com/articles/2010/12/20/news/local_news/localnews000001.txt">St. Louis American reports</a> on the plan for several local organizations to reenact a slave auction -- right on the steps of the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.</p><p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:57:42 +0000 Kelsey Proud 158 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slave sale to be staged in St. Louis for Civil War sesquicentennial