Joe McGill, who works with the National Trust For  Historic Preservation, sits outside one of the slave cabins at McLeod  Plantation in Charleston, S.C., on Aug. 14, 2013. As part of the Slave  Dwelling Project, McGill has slept in old slave dwellings in a dozen  states during the past three years to draw attention to the need to  preserve the structures and tell their stories. Now he is turning the  project into a nonprofit group with a board of directors and executive  director. Plans are also being made for a national conference in  Savannah, Ga., in 2014
Joe McGill, who works with the National Trust For Historic Preservation, sits outside one of the slave cabins at McLeod Plantation in Charleston, S.C., on Aug. 14, 2013. As part of the Slave Dwelling Project, McGill has slept in old slave dwellings in a dozen states during the past three years to draw attention to the need to preserve the structures and tell their stories. Now he is turning the project into a nonprofit group with a board of directors and executive director. Plans are also being made for a national conference in Savannah, Ga., in 2014 AP
Joe McGill, who works with the National Trust For Historic Preservation, sits outside one of the slave cabins at McLeod Plantation in Charleston, S.C., on Aug. 14, 2013. As part of the Slave Dwelling Project, McGill has slept in old slave dwellings in a dozen states during the past three years to draw attention to the need to preserve the structures and tell their stories. Now he is turning the project into a nonprofit group with a board of directors and executive director. Plans are also being made for a national conference in Savannah, Ga., in 2014 AP

Slave dwelling project works toward preservation

August 19, 2013 07:56 PM

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