Dwelling in the past, but not dwelling on it
“He has slept in slave huts as far north as Connecticut and all across the South, in dwellings located in urban centers and on rural plantations, in some that are all but crumbling and in some that have been converted into high-end homes.
“‘I think that this project, what it’s doing, is helping African Americans to identify with places,’ said McGill, 52. ‘When I first started this project, I was thinking plantations, especially Southern plantations. I wasn’t thinking urban slavery. I wasn’t thinking Northern slavery. But it’s all part of the story.’”
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