Category: slave cabins

Visiting the Revolutionary City 2

Visiting the Revolutionary City

So a few weeks ago I finally had the chance to visit Colonial Williamsburg…about 23 years after my last visit. I loved it then as a child, but remembered “pottery” more than anything, and...

Introducing Slavery at Historic St. Mary’s City 5

Introducing Slavery at Historic St. Mary’s City

I think there are some folks who chuckle when I tell them I am a consultant, as if that’s not possible. But I am. A large part of what I do and what I...

Christmas Gif…Celebrating de Big Times 0

Christmas Gif…Celebrating de Big Times

We have just passed Christmas, a time of year where we gather with family and have a good time. Some of us will have attended “Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties” or the office holiday shindig....

Slavery: Let’s talk about it 1

Slavery: Let’s talk about it

The more I thought about what I do as an interpreter of slave life, the more I realized that the hardest thing for people to do is actually talk about slavery. What is it about this peculiar institution that makes people uneasy? Why is it so hard to talk about it?

The Slave Cabin Project comes to Brattonsville 0

The Slave Cabin Project comes to Brattonsville

So for those who have been following my blog, you know that I have never revealed exactly where I work at for various reasons. Well for this entry, I am actually letting that info...

This Place Matters 0

This Place Matters

By now, if you haven’t heard of Joseph McGill, you may be sleeping under a slave cabin rock. He’s the guy that’s going around South Carolina sleeping in original slave cabins. Okay, so I...

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