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LATEST CEMETERY NEWS

July 13, 2014
Berry College installs a display about the black settlement of Freemantown

For Cheryl Freeman Snipes, the placement of a historical marker on Berry College’s Mountain Campus means the continuation of a legacy. Snipes traveled from Redford, Michigan, for a ceremony Saturday to commemorate Freemantown, a late 19th century, African-American settlement on Lavender Mountain. “It means that after over 100 years, Freemantown is finally being recognized for [...]


Segregated cemeteries: A remnant of a not-so-distant past

In the midst of the succession of 150th anniversaries associated with the Civil War, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey shed light on an issue to which those of us who dwell in the 21st century likely don’t give much thought: cemeteries segregated by race. Casey called on the Veterans Administration to take steps to recognize black [...]

June 20, 2014
Family raises alarms on damage to historic cemetery

A historic cemetery dating to the 1800s was damaged this week when a developer started to bulldoze the land with heavy equipment, according to the property’s owners. The Bradshaw family has owned the land for more than 160 years. It’s located near the corner of Maxey and Church Roads in Houston. Jeremy Nelloms, whose grandmother [...]

December 31, 2012
Mount Zion Cemetery in the Georgetown Section of Washington, DC Placed on Endangered List

The Mount Zion Cemetery in Georgetown, one of the oldest remaining African-American cemeteries in Washington, DC, has been placed on the list of this year’s “Most Endangered Places in Washington” by the D.C. Preservation League. A crumbling African-American cemetery in Georgetown and a vacant embassy building in Sheridan-Kalorama are among the six properties highlighted on [...]







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