Have you ever wondered what life was like for enslaved people? Enter to win an exclusive overnight experience in a representative slave cabin at The President James K. Polk State Historic Site in Pineville, NC. Participate in a family-style dinner with small group conversations on U.S. Slavery and the American experience at Stories Untold: A Communal Dinner. Participants will be entered into a raffle for the overnight experience with winners chosen at random.The evening will feature Mr. Joseph McGill, Founder and Executive Director of the Slave Dwelling Project, as the keynote speaker. For nearly three years, the Slave Dwelling Project has aimed to bring community stakeholders together to identify extant slave dwellings, and work towards their preservation. Mr. McGill will challenge program participants to think differently about historic preservation and interpretation, particularly as it relates to slave dwellings and the history of U.S. slavery. Mr. McGill will also share his experiences interpreting slavery at presidential sites and museums. Following the keynote conversation, guests will enjoy food and intimate, small group discussions on topics including race, U.S. slavery, family ties, home, southern culture and the American experience. Stories Untold: A Communal Dinner is brought to you by The President James K. Polk State Historic Site, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, the Slave Dwelling Project, the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, the North Carolina Humanities Council, The Town of Pineville, the Polk Memorial Support Fund Inc. and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association.
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General Information:Hours of Operation: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:Center City (Uptown)