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American Experience | Harriet Beecher Stowe Witnesses a Slave Auction | PBS

Duration: 02:21
Program: American Experience #2501
Broadcast Date: Jan. 9, 2013

Having recently moved to Cincinnati with her family, Harriet Beecher crossed over into the slave state of Kentucky in 1832 and happened upon a slave auction. Witnessing a mother and child separated and sold separately would affect her forever.

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Post Date: October 15, 2012