Saturday, August 25, 2012

Slave Songs

Outside of Huntsville, there is a black university called Oakwood, that sits on what used to be a southern plantation. We went today with Patrick's old friend Craig, a man who will eventually get his PhD in slave and race relation history to see the slave cemetery on the Oakwood property. One of the placards told us that Dred Scott's second wife and two children were likely buried on the location.

It was just a field, in the middle of other fields, with markers put in much after the slaves were buried there--no names, or dates. Just songs and poems and hymns, messages to commemorate the lives spent in slavery.

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