87-Year-Old Visits Slave Cabin She Was Born In, Now At African-American History Museum

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Published on Apr 13,2017
by InTheBlack
It was a cabin that housed people who were enslaved starting in 1853 on Edisto Island, S.C. In 2017 the restored structure sits in the National Museum of African American History and Culture, helping to tell the often overlooked and covered-up stories of our nation’s history. But to Isabell Meggett Lucas, 87, the cabin also tells the story of her own family and her childhood: She was born in that same cabin several decades ago. Lucas visited the museum Tuesday with several members of her family and was amazed to see the two-room wooden house, where she lived with her large family of 11 on Edisto Island, standing before her as a museum exhibit
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