"We've concentrated on the mansions, and that's okay. But we need to be equally concerned with telling the rest of the story." --Joseph McGill on restoring slave cabins at Montpelier, James Madison's home in Virginia. Contributor Kelley Libby tells this story on the latest episode of Authentic South.
photos by Kelley Libby For years, at historic plantation sites across the South, the focus was on the big house and not on the slave cabins. But cabins like that are now being resurrected by a program called Slave Dwelling Project on the grounds of Montpelier, James and Dolley Madison's home in Virginia.
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