Slave dwelling project candlelight service

CAMBRIDGE – This past weekend’s Slave Dwelling Project began with a candlelight remembrance at the Dorchester County courthouse on High Street in Cambridge. The event sought to give tribute to men, women, and children who lived in slavery in Dorchester County in the 1700s and 1800s.

Local residents – both descendants of enslavers and descendants of enslaved people – took turns reading the names of enslaved people that were connected to their families. The participants then proceeded across the street to the Bayly House Slave Cabin, located in the backyard of a private residence owned by Catherine Morrison.

Members of the Slave Dwelling Project and the Inalienable Rights living history troupe spent the night in the cabin to help bring attention to these often forgotten structures where enslaved people once lived.

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