Periwinkles and Slaves

After I visited Mahwah yesterday, I came home and decided to look up some YouTube videos on slave cemeteries throughout the USA. It is here where I realized that periwinkles were also at the site where the slaves at the Hopper Family Cemetery.

If you look through the photos that I posted earlier, you will observe the leaves of the periwinkle plant. The flowers clearly aren’t blooming due to the season. These slaves had a vast amount of knowledge, because not only do these plants mark their graves, but they were also able to sustain the harsh winter season, and continue to grow over hundreds of hears later. Absolutely amazing!

Periwinkles and Slaves

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