Boone Plantation

Tour of Charleston and Gullah History

Dinner at Poogan’s Porch


Picture this, it’s 100 degrees outside and you and your daughter are slaves making bricks. You’re using these bricks to make slave cabin to house you and your child. In those very bricks while putting then together your hand-print is engraved. One hundred plus years later those same prints not only touch the bricks but touch the hearts and lives of many. One of those lives are myself. When I looked at the hand-prints, it was more than just slavery that teachers teach out of a book; it became reality. It was proof that many years ago a slave built this very cabin and had to live in it. ~Mercedes


Fingers of G-WAVE Participant Mercedes touches the fingerprint left behind from a slave builder.