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  Last Slave Auction in St. Louis
Category:  African-American Experience, Politics and Government
Brief Description:  The last slave auction in St. Louis took place on New Year´s Day 1861 on the steps of the Old Courthouse. Seven slaves were to be auctioned off, but the crowd refused to allow the price to rise above $8.00 per slave. The auctioneer finally gave up after several hours.
Year:  1861
Decade:  1860 - 1869
Beginning Date:    1861
Ending Date:    1861



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