Essay On Montgomery Alabama

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The abolishment of the transatlantic slave trade era in 1808 ushered in a rapid expansion of domestic slave trade in the United States. While the transatlantic slave trade brought the eventual end to slave transportation overseas, it had a highly profitable and adverse effect upon domestic slave trade and transportation. Towns that were once irrelevant such as Montgomery Alabama became central assets for slave transportation because they connected the lower and upper South through the railroads and steam boats. Montgomery Alabama in particular was in the center of the black belt and boasted the highest enslaved black population in 1860 at 23,710. Yet until 2013, Montgomery Alabama failed to acknowledge the injustice that occurred on their very own streets. My cultural artifact is the historical marker placed in front of the 122 Commerce Street Montgomery Alabama that functioned as a slave warehouse in the past owned by John Murphy but is now functions as a headquarter for EJI.
I was intent on doing this cultural product because I visited Montgomery, Alabama in the …show more content…

But to my knowledge there isn’t a single day in the southern states or the nation that memorializes the generations of lives that were lost to enslavement and the generations of African Americans that were impacted beyond the physical injustice of slavery. Unless the United States becomes extinct, I do not believe the significance of the domestic slave trade will not change over time because it was the most vital component the United States economy during the industrial revolution which formed the United States as we know it today. Yet the relevance that the domestic slave trade has in the public mind is bound to decline if there isn’t talked about in a relatable manner or even acknowledged on an institutional

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