A few days before I went to Mahwah, I visited the African American Baptist Church Cemetery, where Francis Jackson, a freed slaved purchased woodland here. It is believed that slaves are resting here, and that the tomb stones are sunken and or covered by the sands of time.
The Periwinkle Initiative derives its name from the flower that certain scholars believe was the most common wildflower brought to gravesites of enslaved Americans. This perennial flower has guided researchers to many abandoned burial grounds that would have otherwise gone undetected. The resilient Periwinkle is a perfect symbol to represent the endurance of enslaved Americans and their legacy.
After searching with a deep web crawler, I was able to
locate this website. Check if out!