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Google Street View takes you on a virtual tour of Virginia Slave House in the late 1700s

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Justin ReidCnet)

As a non-profit organization, Virginia Humanities wants people to preserve these historic buildings.

Justin Reid, director of the African American Project, said: "Official records show that only 1% of historic sites are considered memorable. But we know that the reality is far from enough.

Mapping VirginiaVia)

Reid said his great-grandfather was a slave believed to have spent his childhood in Ampthill. Ampthill is a plantation in Cumberland County. Google Street View is introduced on a virtual tour.


Jobie Hill

Jobie Hill, the founder and architect of the Saving Slave Houses project, said it was able to correctly identify Ampthill's slave buildings, which former owners thought were only Xiao Wu, a weaver after the Civil War.

Finally, Virginia Humanities hopes that virtual tourism will arouse public awareness of preserving historic buildings, but the organization also emphasizes that slave houses are not only found in many plantations, but also in cities such as Richmond.

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