Reflections on Edgefield: Jason Young, Historian, and Adebunmi Gbadebo, Artist

“Their bodies are made physical in these vessels.” The enslaved potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina, created ceramic objects that are at once durable and delicate—something historian Jason Young thinks connects to human experience. Hear from Young and artist Adebunmi Gbadebo as they reflect on Edgefield’s Black potters and the legacy they’ve passed down through their remarkable work.

Run time: 2:51