After the U.S. outlawed the importation of slaves in 1808, many hoped the practice of slavery would die out. Instead, as the plantation economy boomed and demand for cheap labor increased, a virulent domestic slave trade emerged that triggered a massive forced relocation of enslaved people from the Upper South to the Deep South. The award-winning exhibition, on loan from The Historic New Orleans Collection, examines the causes and effects of this watershed moment in American history now known as the Second Middle Passage.
Related programming: On June 8, from 5-7 p.m., historian Jennie Williams will present "Rough Passages on Tremendous Seas: Maryland and the Domestic Slave Trade," a talk highlighting Baltimore's role in the Second Middle Passage.
Friday, July 27 at 11:00am to 4:00pm
3400 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218