Buying and Selling of Slave Cadavers

Author and history professor Daina Ramey Berry discussed the practice of buying and selling of slave cadavers to medical institutions, and African… read more

Buying and Selling of Slave Cadavers Author and history professor Daina Ramey Berry discussed the practice of buying and selling of slave cadavers to medical institutions, and African American grave robbers who supplied the trade. She also explored the concept of “soul value,” which she described as enslaved people developing their own sense of internal value. Ms. Berry is the author of The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave in the Building of a Nation. The event was part of a symposium on slavery and universities co-hosted by the University of Virginia and the Slave Dwelling Project. close

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  • Daina Ramey Berry Associate Professor University of Texas at Austin->History Department
  • Talitha LeFlouria Associate Professor University of Virginia->African American and African Studies Institute
  • Marcus L. Martin M.D. Co-Chair University of Virginia->President's Commission on Slavery and the University
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Buying and Selling of Slave Cadavers

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Program ID:
435686-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 30, 2017 | 8:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jan 08, 2018 | 6:52am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 30, 2017 | 8:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 31, 2017 | 12:55am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 07, 2018 | 12:15pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 08, 2018 | 6:52am EST | C-SPAN 3
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