Key & Peele: Auction Block
00:00:01 - 00:02:54
Key & Peele are slaves in an auction. At first, they do not want to be owned by another human being. After it becomes apparent that the white men are bidding on only the slaves on Lot A, Key & Peele start marketing themselves.

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  • 01:50 - 01:51

Public Discussion Questions


  1. What do you think prospective slave owners looked for at auctions?
  2. Why might some prices be higher? Or lower?
  3. In this skit, how do the attitudes change from the beginning to the end?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain reasons for the development of the plantation system, the transatlantic slave trade, and the...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    compare the effects of political, economic, and social factors on slaves and free blacks
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze the impact of slavery on different sections of the United States
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the development of the slave trade
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the impact of the Atlantic slave trade on West Africa and the Americas

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