The Slave Dwelling Project with Joseph McGill

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The Slave Dwelling Project with Joseph McGill

Date
Sat., Aug 4, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
200 Tower Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55111
Contact
612-726-1171
ftsnelling@mnhs.org
Cost
Free

Joseph McGill, historian and founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, will visit Historic Fort Snelling to discuss the project's efforts to identify, preserve, and share the stories of buildings used as homes by enslaved people throughout the country. In the 1820s and 1830s, an estimated 15-30 enslaved people lived and worked at Fort Snelling at any one time, including Dred and Harriet Scott. 

During his visit, McGill will offer a public presentation on the Slave Dwelling Project and an evening tour at Historic Fort Snelling.  

As part of his work, McGill also sleeps overnight in these places to raise awareness and bring attention to the importance of these places, and he will stay overnight in the historic fort. To date, McGill has visited 90 sites in over 18 states, and this trip marks his first visit to Minnesota.


2018-08-04 14:00:00 2018-08-04 14:00:00 America/Chicago The Slave Dwelling Project with Joseph McGill Historic Fort Snelling