The oldest funeral home in Florida. How Bessie Coleman fell 2,000 feet to her death. How when embalmers know they’re good at what they do, they get a little cocky. How embalming fluid is race-neutral. The ultimate accountability of the embalmer and restorative artist: “I’m gonna see all these people again on the other side.”
The grave of Isaiah Hart, founder of the city. A man who died in the year 5710. The graves of Confederate soldiers and the graves of former slaves whose children chiseled their epitaphs by hand. The man in the suit who disappeared into the tree. The only Jacksonville cemetery where Ali could be buried facing Mecca, wrapped in linen, without a casket.
trap, while nearby three black dogs simultaneously leap in a circle beside a potted plant, a woman lying on the floor with her arms wrapped around herself, and a man with his shirt pulled over his face, head bowed, arms dangling before him.