Joe McGill has made his life’s work to educate people about the experience of slavery in America. Rather than a lecture or class, Joe takes a different path, one that immerses visitors in life and meaning of slavery by sleeping in places where they slept. The Slave Dwelling Project became his way of having a time and place to talk about what millions of African Americans endured for over 250 years. His unique brand of education and historic preservation has impacted those who spend nights with Joe across the United States.
On January 21st, Joe will be speaking with COR Museum director Ernest Dollar about how the Slave Dwelling Project is effecting a change in understanding of slavery and raising awareness of the need to preserve these endangered places.