Where the Dead Rise Up

Where the Dead Rise Up

You might not see them from the road. You have to stop and get out. Walk around for a closer look. Crypts floating to the surface.

This is St. Paul AME Church. It’s one of dozens of segregated black churches that organized in Caroline County and throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland after 1865.

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How Old Black Churches Die

How Old Black Churches Die

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News went back to Caroline that I was shot and killed

News went back to Caroline that I was shot and killed

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I walked 16 miles home to Tuckahoe

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Who made you free?

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There was a colored church down by the river crossing

There was a colored church down by the river crossing

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After these Times of Trouble, the Church went down

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Deep Branch Chapel, near the place I was born

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