The Slave Cabin Project Featured on NPR

Posted on: August 19th, 2010 by National Trust for Historic Preservation 1 Comment
Joe McGill poses outside the slave cabin at Heyward House.

Joe McGill poses outside the slave cabin at Heyward House.

We've been following our colleague Joe McGill's slave cabin project fairly closely here on the PreservationNation blog, and it turns out we're not the only ones fascinated - yesterday he was interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered" program. Joe talked to Michele Norris about the project, what inspired him to take it on, and what he's learning along the way. It's an interesting interview, and well worth a listen.

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  1. Anita L. Henderson

    August 19, 2010

    Dear Joe:

    Congrats on your project sleeping in different slave cabins! This is so important to show how our ancestors lived to 21st century peoples. I met you during the Hunley Funeral weekend in Charleston, several years ago. I have been busy interpreting both enslaved and free black peoples’ lives in our varied civilian living histories here in the mid atlantic. Are you going to writing a book about your experiences?

    Anita L. Henderson
    Atlantic Guard Soldiers’ Aid Society-cook