Burr Oak Cemetery: Historic resting place of prominent African-...

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Sunken or tilting gravestones, unmanageable roads, rivers of rainwater, and an abundance of uncut weeds dot the Alsip cemetery where Emmett Till , blues legend Dinah Washington and heavyweight boxing champion Ezzard Charles are buried along with many other famous figures.
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#103 Jul 14, 2009
Come on people! Don't you see the writing on the wall? LAWSUIT & MONEY WE DON"T HAVE TO WORK FOR.
Don't you find it strange that these "greiving survivors" need a map to find the grave of their loved ones? They, like roaches, have emerged from the cracks. In reality, it's probably the first time they have been back to the cemetery since the burial. If they cared SO MUCH, why didn't they clean the plots of their "historic black" ancestors? Hummmmmm-maybe because that wasn't a money making deal. Guess they were waiting for white people to clean up their mess once again. Did't happen and it was their OWN color who did it. Just look at the 4 smiling faces in the booking photos!
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#104 Jul 14, 2009
Now Obama's father-in-law is (or was) buried there. Wonder when ol' Michelle and her globe trotting mother visited or cleaned that plot last? Let's see, how long before we hear how "prominent" they were. Yeah, right!
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#105 Jul 14, 2009
Never mind. Finding ol' papa-in-law isn't at the top of his agenda right now. He has to focus on throwing out the first pitch at the all star game tonight (without the help of his teleprompter).
Clancy

Chicago, IL

#106 Jul 14, 2009
American First wrote:
As usual, the Tribune does the public a disservice because the Trib should have done its homework of various Cemetaries to compare and contrast, to see if this was a systemic problem or, just a problem at this particular place. Having not done so leads readers to ponder and surmise that the only reason is because of RACE.
Right, and every time there is a crime on the South or West side, the Trib should check for a comparable one on the North or Northwest side before reporting it. Otherwise, it is RACIST.
Brandon Stone

Ann Arbor, MI

#109 Jun 24, 2013
I don't see how is is meaningful in anyway for something such as this to be done at or in a "historical" place. It's just as good as and it might as well be a cremation in Chicago, IL. URL: http://www.carememorialcremation.com/

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