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From Slavery to Freedom: Four Centuries of African American History on Long Island

Coverage via The New York Times – August 12, 2015
Confronting Slavery at Long Island’s Oldest Estates

Coverage via The New York Times – August 15, 2015
Preservationist spends nights at LI’s former slave dwellings

Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project (www.slavedwellingproject.org), will travel across Long Island to overnight at three different historic sites. Since 2010 he has slept in about 70 slave dwellings in 14 states and lectures extensively on the preservation of slave dwellings.

Thursday, August 13th, 12:30PM – Lunch & Learn
Joseph McGill will speak about slavery, his experience sleeping in slave dwellings in the north and south, and documenting and preserving slave dwellings in his home state of South Carolina.
Program includes a three course lunch at Mac’s Steakhouse.
HHS/SPLIA Members $40, Non-members $45

Thursday, August 13th, 5:30-8:30PM – Garden Reception
In advance of Mr. McGill’s overnight stay, SPLIA invites the public to enjoy tours of the Joseph Lloyd
Manor house and light refreshments in the walled garden.

Saturday, August 15th, 12:00-3:00PM – Open House
Sylvester Manor invites the public to learn about McGill’s overnight experience in the attic of the
manor house and discuss the lives of the enslaved and indentured people that worked, lived, and died on
Shelter Island.

Sunday, August 16th, 11:30AM – Marker/Street Dedication
Southampton Village will host the unveiling of an historic marker and street dedication in front of the
site of the former Pyrrhus Concer Homestead. Mr. McGill will discuss his overnight in the Halsey
Homestead.

Sponsored by:
Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities
Sylvestor Manor Educational Farm
Eastville Community Historical Society
Huntington Historical Society
Lloyd Harbor Historical Society
Southampton African American Museum
Southampton Historical Museums
Town of Huntington African American Historic Designation Council