2020 | Slave Dwelling Project


Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission
June 18, 2020

Join us tomorrow night for a virtual visit to Heyward-Washington House in Charleston with Joe McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project. He shares in the film below about his work to draw attention to the need to preserve the spaces and places where enslaved Africans and their descendants lived and died. Built in 1772, the Heyward-Washington House was the town home of Thomas Heyward, Jr. (d. 1809), one of four South Carolina signers of the Declaration of Independence — and a slave owner. We hear much about plantation slavery and little about the inner workings of slavery in the cities.

Urban Slavery and the Heyward-Washington House
Friday, June 19, 2020 | 8 p.m.
HOW TO WATCH: from the Facebook page for the Slave Dwelling Project

Presented by the Slave Dwelling Project in partnership with the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor NHA and the Charleston Museum