Extant Slave Dwellings in South Carolina

Extant Slave Dwellings in South Carolina

  Less than one month after the Slave Dwelling Project received its non-profit status, it has received a $25,000 Federal Historic Preservation Grant. The grant, which will be administered by the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, will fund a...
A Room Without A Roof

A Room Without A Roof

  Not every overnight stay in an extant slave dwelling fits the mold of the intent of the Slave Dwelling Project. There was that overnight stay in a replicated slave cabin at Woodburn Plantation in Pendleton, SC. There was that overnight stay in a freedman’s...
Wisconsin Had Slaves?

Wisconsin Had Slaves?

[ngg_images gallery_ids=”24″ gallery_width=”300″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow”] Yes! Wisconsin had slaves and Chris Lese a high school history teacher at Marquette University High School is conducting the research...
A Wretch Like Me

A Wretch Like Me

Question: Who would label oneself a wretch? Answer: John Newton, the writer of the song “Amazing Grace”, English poet, clergyman and former captain of a slave ship. Today I had the privilege to participate in “Remembrance”. This annual event collectively honors the...
Tennessee’s Unwilling Volunteers

Tennessee’s Unwilling Volunteers

Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and now Tennessee are the states of which I have spent at least one night in an extant slave dwelling. To make up for lost time,...

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