The 1772 Foundation has donated $48,250 to the Slave Dwelling Project to support its 2nd Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference. The conference theme is: “A History Denied – Preserving Tangible Evidences of Slave Dwellings” and will be held at the Embassy Suites, 5055 International Boulevard, North Charleston, South Carolina.
Over the three day period of the conference historians, students, faculty, writers, legislators, organizations, corporations, artists and the general public will come together to educate, collaborate and organize resources to preserve, interpret, maintain and sustain extant slave dwellings. In addition to the 30 educational sessions which will be held at the Embassy Suites, breakout sessions will include a tour of the slave cabins at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens; dinner theater with Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk; and a Sea Island tour which includes McLeod Plantation and the Seashore Famers Lodge, both on James Island. New this year and organized by Artist Arianne King Comer, will be the opportunity for artists to create artwork in accordance with the theme of the conference and display them for an entire one month prior to the conference at the North Charleston City Hall.
Others donors include the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium which will sponsor 10 students at $150.00 each. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens $1000.00 for gift bags. McLeod Plantation, in-kind donation for touring the site. Toni Carrier $150.00 for internet access. Dee Malon, $150.00 to sponsor one student.
Detailed information about conference registration, sessions, presenters and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the website at: www.slavedwellingproject.org