Bureaucracy Be Damned!

Bureaucracy Be Damned!

After spending nights in fifty four extant slave dwellings in twelves states over the past four years, one would think that I would have slept at a National Park Service site by now. Until I got the invitation from Cane River Creole National Historic Park that was not...
Let’s Give These People Names

Let’s Give These People Names

The Hugh Craft House The 1860 U.S. Census was the last U.S. census recording of slaves and slaveholders. Slaves were documented in 1860 without listing their names; only their gender, age, and race were provided. At the Hugh Craft House 9 slaves are listed: Female,...
May is Preservation Month

May is Preservation Month

Hello! It’s May and it’s Preservation Month.  The Slave Dwelling Project will commemorate the month in a big way.  While spending nights in extant slave dwellings in many states across this nation continues to be fun, engaging and educational, the preservation of...

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