South Carolina Slave Cabin To Be Preserved At Smithsonian

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SOUTH CAROLINA SLAVE CABIN
A Group of Slaves leaving to Work in the Field on James Hopkinson's Plantation in Edisto Island, circa 1862 by H.P Moore. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images) | Getty Images

EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. -- A slave cabin on Edisto Island in coastal South Carolina will be preserved by the Smithsonian Institution.

The Post and Courier of Charleston (http://bit.ly/10vGSXn) 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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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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