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Preservationist plans to sleep in SC slave cabin

May 25, 2010 4:06:00 AM - thestate.com
A noted preservationist is set to spend a second night in an old slave cabin on the South Carolina coast.

Joseph McGill of the National Trust for Historic Preservation plans to spend Tuesday night in a cabin at Heyward House in Bluffton near Hilton Head Island.

McGill is working to draw attention to efforts to save old slave cabins in the United States.

Earlier this month, he spent a night at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens near Charleston.

The plantation has restored five cabins to show how slaves lived before emancipation and how blacks later lived in the cabins into the 20th century.