SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) _ The public will be able to tour a building in Salisbury that was a home for slaves and hear the head of a project about such housing talk about why it's important to protect this part of history.
The Salisbury Post reported that Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project will visit Salisbury on Friday evening, when the public also will be able to tour a wooden outbuilding behind the Dr. Josephus Hall House.
The building was the property's original kitchen and also served as the home of slaves.
Hall purchased the house in January 1859 after returning from St. Louis, where he helped found the Washington University Medical School. At the time of the Civil War, two of Hall's slave couples and their children lived on the property.