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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Slave cabin in Maryland to be restored

Will be surrounded by affluent African-American community Tuesday, May 10, 2005 Posted: 8:25 PM EDT UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland (AP) -- A tumbledown shack believed to be the only slave cabin left in Prince George's County will be restored in the field where it was found. And surrounding it will be a neighborhood of million-dollar homes, most of which will probably be owned by African-Americans. The shack, which dates to the mid-19th century and is 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 and toiled there. Prince George's County, just southeast of Washington, D.C., was once home to thousands of slaves. As part of a plan to build 20 upscale homes on the site, a developer has agreed to restore it. Full Story:


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