Researchers Say Slaves Hid African Charms on Colonial Greenhouse in Maryland

"The greenhouse on the Maryland plantation where famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass spent part of his childhood was not as uniquely European as once thought: Its furnace was built by slaves, who hid distinctly African touches within it to ward off bad spirits, researchers said. "A stone pestle to control spirits was concealed in brick ductwork … Continue reading Researchers Say Slaves Hid African Charms on Colonial Greenhouse in Maryland