Tuesday, May 31, 2011

McGill to Spend the Night in Sotterley's Original 1830's Slave Cabin

Speaker Series: Joseph McGill
“Slave Cabin Project”

Sunday, July 10, 2011 1:00 p.m. in the Barn

Sotterley Plantation is proud to partner with The Boeing Company in presenting Joseph McGill’s “Slave Cabin Project” on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., as part of the 2011 Speaker Series at Sotterley.

The night prior to Joseph McGill’s Sunday presentation, he will spend the evening in our original 1830’s Slave Cabin. For the last year, he has been making his way throughout the Southeast sleeping in these historic structures in order to honor the memory of all the people who lived in these cabins and to bring much-needed attention and resources to slave cabin restoration. In a recent interview with NPR, McGill said, “You get inside these walls and you think about that time of slavery and wonder what went through these people's minds, because within these walls was probably the easiest time of their lives. We know that beyond those walls there was a lot of hard work and toil.”

Because of the generous grant and continued support from The Boeing Company, Sotterley Plantation is able to offer this important community outreach, fulfilling its mission of serving as an educational resource and cultural venue while it seeks to preserve, interpret and research the plantation’s diverse cultures and environments through its history.

FREE to the public. Please call for reservations, as seating is limited: 301-373-2280.

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