Earlier this month, several young people in South Carolina were given an incredible opportunity to both learn and experience part of history when they were invited to participate in Joe McGill’s ongoing Slave Dwelling Project. Seven young men from the Sons of Allen Young People’s Department (an A.M.E. Church youth group) spent a night at the Hopsewee Plantation in Georgetown, S.C., along with Mr. McGill and other historians and Civil War reenactors. Ramona La Roche, an educator, Civil War reenactor, and founder of Family TYES SC, and friend to Ancestors unKnown, joined the group for their educational stay at the Plantation. On her blog, Ms. La Roche shared her reflections on the evening in the Gullah language. Here is a sample:
For more details on this unique and exciting approach to history education and honoring the ancestors of South Carolina, take a look at Ms. La Roche’s blog: Gullah Galz Ink. And definitely check out Mr. McGill’s reflections at Lowcountry Africana, where he also shares his experiences from other overnight stays with the Slave Dwelling Project. Such great work happening in South Carolina. And Ancestors unKnown is thrilled to join the ranks!