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John W. Anderson Slave Pen, interior view

Roy Davis & Audrey Ann1830/1834

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Enslaved persons would be held in this pen until Anderson felt he had a sufficient number to make the trip to Natchez, Mississippi worthwhile. This number was never less than 30, and enslaved persons may have had to wait inside the pen for as little as a few days and as much as several months.

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  • Title: John W. Anderson Slave Pen, interior view
  • Creator: Roy Davis & Audrey Ann
  • Date: 1830/1834
  • Location: Germantown, Kentucky
  • Subject Keywords: Slavery--Economic aspects--United States., Slave traders, Slave-trade--Southern States.
  • Rights: All rights reserved by National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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