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Re: “Charleston preserves its beauty and its flaws in amber

Christmas 1860 is a theatrical experience that centers around the last Christmas before so many South Carolina families began losing loved ones to the war, and several stories are told from many different perspectives. Using research and documentation, the event focuses on actual people (often using their own words) including enslaved people. Rather than writing cute "drive by" essays that serve no useful purpose (other than exercising his vocabulary!), the author really should engage himself and write an in-depth story about the interpretation of slavery that happens everyday at Middleton Place. He should leave his obvious baggage and bias at the door and take one of the daily tours (sometimes conducted by a descendant of a Middleton enslaved person) that bring enslaved people, like Peter the cook or Bacchus the schooner captain, back from being lost to history. Here he would find people actually having a conversation about slavery and its place in our history. He would also find a comprehensive study exhibit on slavery called Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place, where a panel lists over 2800 names of enslaved people. If he were to ask, he would discover that 10,000 school children from diverse backgrounds visit Middleton Place every year (Title I students visit for free!) and learn about our shared history that was shaped by slavery. So let's hope the author will make a New Year's resolution to commit himself to good old fashioned journalism based on investigation and reporting the actual facts. Is that too much to ask?

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Posted by MTT0626 on January 1, 2016 at 12:12 PM
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