So about 2 weeks ago when me and lee were working on the floats for mardi gras, we somehow was drawn to this cemetery. Magnolia Cemetery at the end of George Street from Government to be exact. I am not gonna lie, we slipped through a hole in the gate cause its freaking HUGE and the front gate is on Ann St. My mom has already stated her mind about this, which the reality of this situation is far less inferrior of other adventures ive managed to randomly find myself on throughout my whole life.
The area we lurked through, none of the graves had a death before like 1905. Crazy right? We took some pretty amazing pictures. And the one included just so happens to be on of my favorite ones from that day. Anyways, last night i was just investigating the history of Mobile which of course led me to the whole dialogue of plateau…. long story short, Meaher (the name of the grave), Timothy Meaher to be exact was the builder of the last slave ship the Colsinda which he then proceeded to illegally smuggle slaves after they had been freed from Haiti and West Africa which brought Kunta Kente, who was the last slave alive, founder of the homelands. White people privilege was stronger than ever in 1865, so of course Meaher was acquitted of all charges of illegally smuggling slaves into the port, due to lack of evidence….. …… ….. but to quiet them and not have angry exslaves riot, he actually owned Africa town which at the time valued $100,000 and gave it to them. So basically i chose a hustling slave boat builder go getter catacomb from my true past heritage to take a selfie with.l and didnt even know it. Crazy how life ends up like that, huh? 😀😎😘✊