Earlier this fall, I visited Oakley Cabin, a small wood and clay structure in Montgomery County, MD, that once housed the enslaved house, farm, and crafts workers of a White Quaker doctor. It’s the last of three cabins in that area, and the county has taken it on as a preservation site. Earlier in the fall, I took a little time to tour and write about it.
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