Local African-American cemeteries topic of program
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#1 Feb 24, 2011
What a great story, thanks for sharing.
#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.
#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.
#4 Feb 24, 2011
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.
#5 Feb 24, 2011
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