Slave dwelling project seeks to save slaves’ homes
by The Press and Standard | August 29, 2018 3:42 pm
Join the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. for an interesting look into The Slave Dwelling Project founded by Joseph McGill.
The Slave Dwelling Project’s mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings. It is essential that the Slave Dwelling Project serve as a conduit for the identification of preservation resources for owners of slave dwellings that have a desire to save these dwellings. We also seek to assist in the acquisition of slave dwellings within a community in order to mitigate the possibility of demolition.
The project’s goal is to bring historians, students, faculty, writers, legislators, organizations, corporations, artists and the general public
together to educate, collaborate and organize resources to save these important collectibles of our American history.
Please be sure to let McGill know if you yourself have a slave dwelling on your property, and come with plenty of questions.
This program was made possible in part by the South Carolina Humanities Speakers Bureau.
Free and open to the public. Call 843.549.2303 for more information.