It is a one mile walk from the the tomb of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Confederate Memorial erected in 1866 by the Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association (ALMA)in Oakland Cemetery In the spring of 1999 13 White Southern Women including 2 members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, planted "A Labyrinth of rue for pilgrimages of repentance for sons and sweethearts who were sent to die, and too, to kill. For evil is dead spirit's face refusing death until buried with dignity and grace. Yet grace awaits them still. For grace awaits repentence for the sins that purchase pride and dignity, now as before, the sin filled price denied.
A Maze engraves how swains 'tho sons to slaves are wrought by greed. Renounce and lose but naught to save the soul, repair the creed."
For more information about The Labyrinth of Rue for Pilgrimages of Repentence for lynching, slavery, and other acts of Violence in need of repair contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter "Rue Project" as subject.
updated February 6, 2020 Now working off air on Art and Ideogy and W.I.T.C.H. for iLiana's panel at Vera List Center Feb 22,2020. Please come if you're in NYC. Please feel free to use anything here and I'll be honored if you do but please include a link to peggydobbins.net