I created a video of an impromptu jaunt I made after discovering yet another cemetery in an unexpected place. I was on my way to a tennis match a couple of weeks ago when I noticed it. I couldn’t stop then, but as soon as I had time I went back.
It’s probably one of the neatest cemeteries I’ve taken the time to stop and check out. For one, it’s right in the middle of a median between a fairly busy road. For another, it moved me more than most. So much so I got choked up. (Which you can hear on the video.) I just was so astounded and touched that people had taken the time to honor the memory of the slaves who had once lived and worked on that land.
It’s not an elaborate or ornate cemetery. It’s just very humble.
But within its walls the City of Brentwood erected a monument that both recognizes the sacrifices of those who were brought from Africa to work in America, pays tribute to them, and gives thanks to them. As the cars rushed by me on both sides, I felt immense reverence standing there.
Below is the video recording the jaunt to the Midway Plantation Slave Cemetery, a trip to an unexpected cemetery I will never forget.