The burial ground where you are standing is the final resting lace for many members of Montpelier's enslaved community. Slaves' belief in a spiritual world - originating in African religions - was reinforced by Christianity. This drawing shows sla…
"I walk in the graveyard, I walk through the graveyardTo lay this body down.I lay in the grave and stretch out my arms;I lay this body down."-African American spiritual from the era of slavery, as recorded in James Weldon Johnson, the Book of Amer…
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