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Phantoms of the Plantation South: An Exploration of Ghost Tourism at Sites of Slavery 

When: Tue., April 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 2017
Phone: (843)769-2627
Email: todom@draytonhall.org
Price: FREE
www.draytonhalldistinguishedspeakers.org
Ghost tourism is steadily competing with traditional tourism in America’s historic places today, including plantation sites and urban centers in the South that have been shaped by histories of slavery. This lecture explores ways in which enslaved figures from the past have been folded into popular ghost tour narratives and touches on how these touristic interpretations misrepresent racial and gender dynamics of the 19th century. The talk is intended to spark productive dialogue about how we remember difficult aspects of our regional and national pasts.
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