Photo of the Week: Emancipation

Posted by Adrienne on September 19, 2014 under Uncategorized | Be the First to Comment

200 years ago, President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves that lived in these cabins:

From Charleston, South Carolina

Most slave cabins were made of wood or other flimsy materials, and haven’t survived. But these cabins were built of brick, and can be seen today at Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. We were able to go in a few of them, and they are all very tiny and don’t have much in the way of ventilation. It’s hard to imagine what it would be like to live in one.

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