The Blackest Market: Kidnapping, Slavery, and Salvation
The reverse underground railroad—the black market underworld in which legally free people were kidnapped and traded as slaves—has been thrust into the public spotlight with the recent release of the critically acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave . This practice, which has since been largely forgotten, is one of slavery’s darkest secrets.
Dr. Richard Bell, associate professor at the University of Maryland, will tell the story of Patty Cannon, a vicious and determined slave trader. Between 1808 and her… Show more
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