|Charles Anderson lived in enslavement Kentucky before and during the Civil War. In this excerpt, he describes witnessing a woman being auctioned off to enslavers who wanted females who could conceive and raise children to be enslaved in the future.
I seen a woman sold. They had on her a short dress, no sleeves, so they could see her muscles, I reckon. They would buy them and put them with good healthy men to raise young slaves. I heard that. I was very small when I seen that young woman sold and years later I heard that was what was done.
Formerly enslaved person
|Birth Year (Age)
|Unknown (77 or 78)
|Isaac and Davis Stone
|Nelson County, Kentucky
|Themes & Keywords
|Gender/Gender Roles, Intersectionality
|First Person, Witnessed Extreme Cruelty, Slaver Father