Preserving Senegal’s ‘House of the Slaves’

Photo of Louis Nelson, Architectural History Professor

Roughly 250 years ago, Madame Anna Colas Pépin presided over what has become one of the most notorious links in the French slave trade in Senegal. Now, University of Virginia architectural history professor Louis Nelson is part of an international team working to restore Pépin’s home and share its lessons with generations of Senegalese schoolchildren and tens of thousands of international visitors.

News Date: 
Wednesday, 2016, June 29
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