by Jennifer Berry Hawes, photography by Gavin McIntyre for ProPublicaJune 16, 2023, 5 a.m. EDT

Lauren Davila made a stunning discovery as a graduate student at the College of Charleston: an ad for a slave auction larger than any historian had yet identified. The find yields a new understanding of the enormous harm of such a transaction.

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