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Lecture Series I: September 13, 20, 27
Captive Accommodations: Explorations of Extant Urban and Suburban Slave Quarters

September 27, 2020 Antebellum Slave Dwellings In Evolving Interpretive and Suburban Landscapes by Shawn Halifax, Cultural History Interpretation Coordinator at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission

At McLeod Plantation Historic there are a row of small neat white structures, often called slave cabins. However, they housed enslaved people for only 25-30 years, while freed people and their descendants lived in them for 125 years. Why so long, and does the language we use to interpret them and their occupants change our understanding of their history?

Shawn Halifax directs public history programming for Charleston County Parks in South Carolina at McLeod Plantation Historic Site and Caw Caw Interpretive Center, specializing in ethical interpretations of slavery and its legacies.

Joe’s at the Jepson menu:

Chicken Pot Pie

Joe Green Beans

Organic Garden Salad


Black bean Burger on Multi Grain Thin Bread

Sauteed Turnip Greens

Avocado Salad

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