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Oral history Helps Recover Past at Drayton Hall

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 history research at Drayton Hall that will be presented tomorrow at the South Carolina Historic Preservation Conference. Dr. George McDaniel, executive director of Drayton Hall, and Toni Carrier of Lowcountry Africana will both be giving presentations. Their sessions will highlight the history of African Americans at Drayton Hall after the Civil War and building a rapport between the site and descendants, both white and black, of those who once lived there. A number of those descendants will speak Tuesday.

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