February 17th, 2011
11:35 AM ET

The Facts: Average price of a slave

In 1809, the average price for a slave was $40,000 (adjusted to today's money). Two hundred years later, in 2009, the average price was just $90, according to Kevin Bales of freetheslaves.org.

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  1. Jordy

    What a travesty! That a young life is worth less than $100 is just sickening!

    June 29, 2011 at 11:43 am | Reply
  2. Asafo Adjei Joseph(Junior)

    this is crazy.human beings should not be bought period.

    July 17, 2011 at 9:52 am | Reply

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