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[MD] Slave cabin, center of new housing development

Interesting article:

"Old slave cabin will be center of development
Estates to surround shack

Stephen Manning
Associated Press
May. 11, 2005 12:00 AM

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - A tumbledown shack believed to have been a slave cabin in the mid-1800s has been discovered in a field and will be restored where it stands in a soon-to-be-built neighborhood of million-dollar homes, most of which will probably be owned by Blacks.

It is believed to be the only slave cabin left standing in Prince Georges County, where thousands of slaves once lived and toiled.

The shack, known as the Molly Berry Cabin, was hidden until recently in a whorl of brush. Local historians and planners say slaves who worked the surrounding tobacco fields may have lived there..."

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Georgia Walker-Adams

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