Historic Preservation and 21st century Interpretations of Slavery
January 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Daniel Island doesn’t have physical reminders of the Antebellum South. There are no plantation mansions complete with slave quarters. But slavery and its legacy do play a role in the Daniel Island of yesterday and today.
Historians Anne Blessing and Joseph McGill will present “Historic Preservation and 21st century Interpretations of Slavery” . Daniel Island has a unique opportunity, as a newer community, to initiate the local interpretation of slavery rather than reshape it. Blessing and McGill will discuss things like… What responsibilities do newer communities, and present-day citizens everywhere, have to the past? How ought communities like Daniel Island honor the past even as they grow? What are the challenges, the typical stumbling blocks, etc?