2011 Beach Institute
THE LARGEST SLAVE SALE IN GEORGIA
“The Weeping Time:
Georgia’s Largest Slave Sale at Savannah’s
Ten Broeck Course”
In 2008, the City of Savannah
and Georgia Historical Society dedicated a marker in commemoration of the
enslaved Africans sold during the Weeping
Time. The marker is located in a City of Savannah-owned public park on
Augusta Avenue and Dunn Street.
Below is the marker inscription.
the largest sales of enslaved persons in U. S. history took place on March
Ten Broeck Rack Course ¼ mile southwest of here. To satisfy his creditors, Pierce M.
Butler sold 436 men, women, and children from his Butler Island and Hampton
Plantations near Darien, Georgia.
The breakup of families and the loss of home became part of
African-American heritage remembered as “the weeping time.” The event was reported extensively
in the northern press and reaction to the sale deepened the nation’s
growing sectional divide in the years immediately preceding the Civil War.
and documentation for the historic marker were conducted
Dr. Martha Keber and Mr. Robert Keber.
LARGEST SLAVE SALE IN GEORGIA
Cottage Foundation, Inc.
Presents a lecture on
Sunday, March 6, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Event Sponsor: Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc., Savannah Alumnae Chapter
Co-Sponsor: Georgia Power
A SOUTHERN COMPANY
Things to do and see
Savannah Music Festival
Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
Fort Pulaski National
Davenport House Museum
Gordon Low Birthplace
King-Tisdell Cottage FoundationK
2011 Calendar of Events
Museum Of Art June
25–September 5, 2011
Awards Gala September
Dowell, Jr. Exhibit September
23, 2011-February 5, 2012 Beach
Museum Of Art
information about these upcoming exhibits and events, Please call 912-234-8000.