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Slave Dwelling Project comes to Kershaw County
Joseph McGill -Web
The Kershaw County Library will host a talk with historian Joseph McGill Jr., founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. By sleeping in former slave dwellings, this project has brought much needed attention to these often neglected structures that are vitally important to the American built environment. Inspired by his participation as a Civil War Re-enactor of the 54th Massachusetts, the African-American unit portrayed in the movie "Glory," McGill went on to aid the Magnolia Plantation near Charleston in its effort to publicize the neglected state of its slave cabins by spending the night in one, his first, in 2009. This year, McGill’s efforts were recognized with a grant from the S.C. Department or Archives and History, with a $25,000 grant to record the location and condition of remaining slave cabins in South Carolina.