When Sleeping in Slave Dwellings is not Enough

When Sleeping in Slave Dwellings is not Enough

I usually publish a blog no less than two weeks after I spend a night in an extant slave dwelling.  An ongoing situation in Botetourt County, Virginia dictates that I change my modus operandi.  Prinny Anderson, Terry James and I visited this site on Friday, January...
When the Dust Settles

When the Dust Settles

South Carolina, more specifically Charleston, has suffered trauma in the last month or so. The Mother Emanuel Nine succumbed to an animal that distorted his limited knowledge of history and used it for evil. Since that incident, there has been forgiveness from the...
The Slave Dwelling Project Conference

The Slave Dwelling Project Conference

“A History Denied – Preserving Tangible Evidences of Slave Dwellings” The Slave Dwelling Project was developed out of my desire to bring much needed attention to extant structures that once housed enslaved African Americans. I began sleeping in extant slave dwellings...
On With the Real Work

On With the Real Work

After a series of meetings with Craig Bennett and Lyles McBratney of Bennett Preservation Engineering PC of Charleston, South Carolina, I am beginning to understand all the work that it is going to take to assess 50 extant slave dwellings in the state of South...

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