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  • Collection: To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade

After his escape north, Henry Brown collaborated with Boston artists to create a moving panorama, The Mirror or Slavery, that he exhibited in New England and through England to explain the evils of chattel slavery. Part of his panorama may have been…

Enslaved women, men, and children waiting to be sold at auction

Sketch of enslaved people in auction room

Sketch of enslaved people

Engravings to accompany article

Engraving of slave auction
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