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Searching for the Missing Using Advertising and News Media. Mandi Cox. What is advertising?. To make people aware of events and items through newspapers, television, billboards, magazines, radio, or the Internet. How is advertising related to slavery?.

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What is advertising
What is advertising?

To make people aware of events and items through newspapers, television, billboards, magazines, radio, or the Internet.


How is advertising related to slavery
How is advertising related to slavery?

  • During times of slavery, those held in captivity searched for ways to escape. Often they did.

  • Once they escaped, the hunt began. Owners were not ready to give up their workers without a challenge.

  • One way owners attempted to find their runaway slaves was through advertising.


Fugitive slave advertisements
Fugitive Slave Advertisements

The following two slides describe Emily and Tom, runaway slaves.

Notice the comments the slave owner uses to identify the two people.


News for runaways
News for Runaways

  • Not all information was in search of slaves.

  • Some people warned of those in the area hunting for slaves. The following news article has no title, but warns of slave catchers in the area!



Recent advertisements
Recent Advertisements

  • Information is posted in different ways today than it was during the time of slavery.

  • Parents and loved ones may be looking for someone who was kidnapped or has runaway.

  • Today, we see advertisements on television. Rarely would you see an ad similar to the ones for Emily and Tom.


Missing persons
Missing Persons

  • The following report is that of a child who is missing.

  • Today websites specialize in the search for missing people.


Recent missing persons advertisement
Recent Missing Persons Advertisement

Emily Aguilera

DOB:  Aug 6, 1999Missing:  May 31, 2002Age Now:  4Sex:  FemaleRace:  White/HispHair:  BlackEyes:  BlackHeight:  3'1" (94 cm)Weight:  50 lbs (23 kg)Missing From:INDIANAPOLISINUnited States


References
References

Slide 2: Merriam-Webster Online

Slides 5, 6, & 7: American Memory Collection:

The African American Experience in Ohio

Slide 12: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children