Local African-American cemeteries top...

Local African-American cemeteries topic of program

There are 5 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Feb 24, 2011, titled Local African-American cemeteries topic of program. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Years ago, when he was a kid, Gary Beatty and his brothers used to spend summers at his father's family farm in Sunnyburn, down by the Susquehanna River, mowing grass, cutting wood, doing what needed to be done to keep the place up.

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Honest Abe

York, PA

#1 Feb 24, 2011
What a great story, thanks for sharing.
Bets

Wrightsville, PA

#2 Feb 24, 2011
This is a great piece of our history that should never be forgotten. I have seen some of these little cemetaries as I have traveled about over the years and have always hoped they would be preserved, be there white, black or whoever buried there. I have been told there is one on the old Baker farm back of Mt. Wolf, but I have never seen it. I have always wondered at the history of the little cemetaries. I hope we can preserve them.
Remember

New Freedom, PA

#3 Feb 24, 2011
I remember driving past some of these cemeteries, stopping, and picking up the fallen headstones that lay on the ground. Looking at a deteriorating cemetery just gets to me.

I wish the term "African-American" was not used though. As I know for a fact that a number of Jamaican and other island blacks lay to rest in these cemeteries. I just feel that it is an insult to assume one's heritage based solely on skin color.
Thanks

New Freedom, PA

#4 Feb 24, 2011
Remember wrote:
I remember driving past some of these cemeteries, stopping, and picking up the fallen headstones that lay on the ground. Looking at a deteriorating cemetery just gets to me.
I wish the term "African-American" was not used though. As I know for a fact that a number of Jamaican and other island blacks lay to rest in these cemeteries. I just feel that it is an insult to assume one's heritage based solely on skin color.
Great point and thanks for the good deed. I hope in years to come there will be people out there like you to take care of those forgotten.
Buffalo Soldier 9

La Habra, CA

#5 Feb 24, 2011
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