Key & Peele: Auction Block
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American History → Slavery → Slave Auctions
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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What do you think prospective slave owners looked for at auctions?
Why might some prices be higher? Or lower?
In this skit, how do the attitudes change from the beginning to the end?
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studiesexplain reasons for the development of the plantation system, the transatlantic slave trade, and the...
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studiescompare the effects of political, economic, and social factors on slaves and free blacks
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studiesanalyze the impact of slavery on different sections of the United States
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studiesexplain the development of the slave trade
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studiesexplain the impact of the Atlantic slave trade on West Africa and the Americas
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