Woodland Cemetery

I recently accompanied Terri on a trip to Clemson University to learn about Woodland Cemetery.


The cemetery has been in use since the 1830's. Only recently was it discovered that more than 600 African Americans are buried there, without markers and without any acknowledgment of who they are. No names. No identities.


Most of the children and adults buried on the site were either enslaved at the time of their passing, or they were sharecroppers, domestic servants, or convicted laborers.


I created a video of our tour.


I apologize for the length – 40 minutes – but I found it hard to tell the story any shorter.


Here it is: Woodland