"Bronx Slave Market" - Ella Baker and Marvel Cooke - The Crisis

"Bronx Slave Market" - Ella Baker and Marvel Cooke - The Crisis

by: Ella Baker, Marvel Cooke | publication date: November 1, 1930 | Publication: The Crisis | volume: 42 | journal issue: 11, Whole No. 299 | pages: pp 330-332

"The Bronx Slave Market! What is it? Who are its dealers? Who are its victims? What are its causes? How far does its stench spread? What forces are at work to counteract it?"

From the magazine: "In the Bronx, northern borough of New York City, known for its heavy Jewish population, exists a street corner market for domestic servants where Negro women are 'rented' for unbelievably low rates for housework."

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