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Category: African American history


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, Genealogy, 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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African American history, Genealogy, Research, Uncategorized

Please welcome our good friend Toni Carrier back to the blog! She was gracious enough to do an interview with us earlier in the year, and we discussed her ongoing…

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African American history, Event, Uncategorized

Every year, this week at Drayton Hall proves to be especially exciting. This weekend, for the 29th year in a row, we’ll gather in the raised English basement to enjoy…

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