sep 23, 1819 - Black Friday For Discounted Slaves?
In recent years, another myth has surfaced that gives a particularly ugly twist to the tradition, claiming that back in the 1800s Southern plantation owners could buy slaves at a discount on the day after Thanksgiving. Though this version of Black Friday’s roots has understandably led some to call for a boycott of the retail holiday, it has no basis in fact.
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Black Friday - Orgins
By: Frederick Rukh-Kamaa