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Smithsonian To Preserve South Carolina Slave Cabin

6:43 AM, May 14, 2013   |    comments
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Edisto Island, SC -- A slave cabin on Edisto Island in coastal South Carolina will be preserved by the Smithsonian Institution.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the two-room, wooden building is being dismantled and will be taken to Washington, where it will be placed in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society had planned to relocate and restore the cabin but could not find enough money for the project. Society director Gretchen Smith says she's sorry the island is losing part of its history but is glad the nation can benefit from it.

The cabin will be included with Harriet Tubman's shawl, Nat Turner's Bible and other artifacts.

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