Now that I have the attention of the public by sleeping in extant slave dwellings, it is time to wake up and deliver the message that the people who lived in these structures were not a footnote in American history.– Joseph McGill, Founder of the Slave Dwelling Project
We have a lot in store for 2016! Send us a message if it looks like we will be near you – we’d love to meet up! Additionally, we hope you will join us for the 2016 Slave Dwelling Project Conference.
The 2016 Slave Dwelling Project Conference will take place in Columbia, South Carolina September 19 – 21, 2016. We are accepting applications for presenters until Monday, April 11, 2016.
This overnight stay highlighted for me in a personal and physical way what the lives of enslaved people might have been like. It made me much more thoughtful about the harsh contrast between the lives of free, privileged, European American slave owners, like my own ancestors, and the lives of the enslaved and intentionally deprived African American people.– Prinny Anderson, Coming to the Table
Recent Overnight Stays and Public Programs
“Who Speak Fuh’ We? WE Speak Fuh’ WE!” The work of The Slave Dwelling Project, Inc. is profound. The dwellings that we have to save remind me of a South African word, “Azuka”, meaning “help is imperative”. I am honored to be a member of the Project. We will raise the bar on cultural heritage preservation throughout the United States and abroad. I encourage folks to come on board, “Jine WE.”– Patt Gunn, Geechee Girl Productions
The Slave Dwelling Project
Developing Resources To Preserve African American Slave Dwellings