Periwinkles are a small perennial cultivar flower that blooms year round and are thought to have been a common flower planted by enslaved Americans on the graves of their loved ones. The hardiness of Periwinkles (they are invasive in some states but Vinca varieties at box stores can be safely planted in Florida) is part of the reason they are persisting on these sites for hundreds of years! I've also included shells, which is another common object found in or on top of the grave sites, along with personal objects.  For more info on this, check out: 


The Periwinkle Initiative (organization)

Separated By Death And Color (article)


A portion of the proceeds from these postcards go toward bail bonds of BLM protesters 

Periwinkles and Shells 3 postcards

  • 5x7"