Savannah's Telfair Museum Examines Stories Of Inequality Through Refurbished Slave Quarters
Telfair Museums' Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters plans to reveal the newly-refurbished slave quarters at the Regency-era mansion to the public on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Shannon Browning-Mullis, curator of history and decorative arts for Telfair Museums, said this unveiling is a chance to finally tell the full story of the people, both free and enslaved, who lived on the property.
We spoke with her about how the museum uncovered the stories of enslaved people like Emma, the Owen's nanny, and Diane, the Owen's cook. She explained how learning about their history helps to examine the roots of inequality in American society."On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott speaks with Shannon Browning-Mullis.
GPB's Cindy Hill also sent us an audio postcard of the space, narrated by Browning-Mullis.
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