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African American history, Breaking News, Geneaology, Research, Staff

On February 21, Drayton Hall President and Executive Director Dr. George W. McDaniel will present “Towards a More Complete History: Connecting Places and People by Engaging Descendants” at the highly…

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African American history, Distinguished Speakers Series, Friends of Drayton Hall, Geneaology, Research

The 2015 Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series begins this month with an insightful presentation focused not so much on the place of Drayton Hall, but rather, its people. Please join…

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African American history, Breaking News, Staff

How do you research, document, and interpret the history of a community that has seemingly vanished from the landscape? A session last November at the National Preservation Conference in Savannah…

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African American history, Breaking News, Research

“This is a place where their ancestors walked. You’re not just in a museum looking at artifacts in a case.” Today’s Post & Courier highlights the ongoing work in oral…

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African American history, Geneaology, Research

by George W. McDaniel, Executive Director One of the wonderful things about working at a historical site is that one never tires of the questions it can raise. As is…

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African American history, Breaking News

by George W. McDaniel, Ph.D. SHEAR Conference – July 20, 2013 Each year, millions of people visit historical plantation sites throughout the South. Mount  Vernon alone attracts about a million,…

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