Freedom Over Me

Simon & Schuster
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Artist and Islesford resident Ashley Bryan uses a picture book to contrast the monetary value of a slave with that of a human's life - priceless and limitless. In creating this book, Bryant used original slave auction and plantation estate documents.

"Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than chair. Less than an ox. Less than a dress. Maybe about the same as…a lantern.

You, an object. An object to sell."

Stunning. A reminder for us to never forget that which should not be forgotten.