Camille Wells lectured on “The Architecture of Slavery.” The slide show presentation on architecture focused on the space of these structures where slaves lived and worked. Slides of different structures were presented and discussed in terms of work done by these enslaved. Architectural would not be present without the work and skills of African Americans.
Civl Rights movement prompted another set of questions that lead to scholarship on the richness of culture and skills of African Americans. The African American craftsmen have authorship of the architecture.
- Camille’s 2002 presentation
- Group of negroes imported to be sold for Slaves in 1793, from Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, by J.G. Stedman, 1796
- Bladensfield - - Chimneys created by enslaved artisan
- Guns Germs & Steel
- Shotgun houses