IMAGE: What Did an Alexandria Slave Pen Look Like

"Slave pen, Alexandria, Va." Shows interior with slave pens at left. Soldier stands to left of barred door; two men behind barred door look through and grip bars. Of the four slave pens to the left, two have doors open.
Hover your mouse over the image to zoom in. Tap and hold on a touch screen device.


The sad truth is that slave pens existed in and around all of Washington. This photo shows one of those in Alexandria during the 1860s.

View the full original post »