Historian sleeps in slave cabin in SC

ANDERSON, SC (AP) - A preservationist who wants to draw attention to the need to preserve old slave cabins is taking his sleep-ins to northwestern South Carolina.

Joe McGill will spread his sleeping bag Saturday night on the floor of 1 of 4 small cabins in Anderson. It is thought to be the largest remaining slave row in that part of the state.

McGill is a program officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

It will be the sixth night this year he's slept in an old slave cabin in South Carolina. This fall, he plans to sleep in cabins in Alabama.

McGill says preserving the cabins requires local efforts. His goal is to encourage people to save those that are left as an important part of South Carolina's past.

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