Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage lately held its annual memorial service honoring the enslaved individuals who lived and labored at The Hermitage through the years of the Jackson household’s possession.
The ceremony on Feb. 27 started within the Hermitage Church with keynote speaker Dr. Willie Bryson, evangelist for Corona First Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet.
The individuals then left the church and proceeded to the memorial’s stone wall. There, Mt. Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick, who additionally serves as co-pastor of Cloyd’s Presbyterian Church, supplied the closing prayer. The attendees then positioned a flower, every tagged with the identify of an enslaved employee from The Hermitage, on the stone wall.
“The occasion was well-attended and really significant because of the phrases of Dr. Bryson and Chief Hambrick” mentioned Bob McDonald, previous regent of the Andrew Jackson Basis and president and CEO of CedarStone Financial institution.
The Black Historical past Month Memorial Service is now an annual custom at The Hermitage.
— Submitted to the Democrat
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