Sotterley Plantation in Southern Maryland To Open Its Slave Quarters To The Public

Posted by Jean-Yves on Apr 21, 2017

When genealogist Agnes Kane Callum made her first visit to Sotterley, the sprawling St. Mary’s County plantation where her great-grandfather lived as a slave, she was surprised to learn that the tour included no stops at the 1830s-era slave cabin that stands down the hill from the main mansion.

In fact, when Callum, a Baltimore native who spent decades chronicling Maryland’s African-American history, insisted on seeing the building, she found it locked with a “DO NOT ENTER” sign across the door.

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