Arkansas II

Arkansas II

The chattel slavery footprint that consumed this great nation is vast and not just relegated to southern states as assumed by many of whom I come in contact. It is the intent of the Slave Dwelling Project to identify and acknowledge the built environment that can help...
Mississippi Yearning

Mississippi Yearning

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Holly Springs, Mississippi has been beneficial for the Slave Dwelling Project. I have been participating in the Behind the Big House Tour for the past six years of its entire existence. What started as a partnership...
Slavery in Delaware

Slavery in Delaware

My sleepover at Dickinson Plantation in Dover, Delaware had a lot of moving parts. I first visited Dickinson Plantation two years ago with staff members of Cliveden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On that visit, the site manager of Dickinson and I made a verbal...
Slavery In Wisconsin

Slavery In Wisconsin

Some relationships keep on growing. Chris Lese is a history teacher at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I met Chris in 2012 at a Civil War conference at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. At that point, the Slave Dwelling Project...
Tampering With Comfort Zones

Tampering With Comfort Zones

I had seen her kind before, young, energetic, enthusiastic with the penchant do the right thing only to go back to sell the idea of the Slave Dwelling Project to a board of directors whose interest is to maintain the status quo. Fairleigh Jackson is the Executive...

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