Monthly Archives: June 2012

Black History in American Graveyards

Lay Down Body: Living History in African American Cemeteries by Roberta Hughes Wright My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book seems to have been designed as a textbook for an African American Studies program, but that’s not a bad … Continue reading

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Not the book the African Burial Ground deserves

Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York’s African Burial Ground by Joyce Hansen My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was excited to find a book about Manhattan’s African Burial Ground, which I visited for the first time … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #65: the African Burial Ground

African Burial Ground National Monument Duane Street, between Broadway and African Burial Ground Way/Elk Street Manhattan, New York 10007 Telephone: (212) 637-2019 Opened to the public: October 5, 2007 Size: 6.6 acres is the estimated size of the entire burial … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #3: Seamen’s Cemetery

I’m in the field this week — and dealing with public wifi — so here’s one of my favorite early Cemeteries of the Week that you may have missed. See you next week! Cemetery of the Week #3: Seamen’s Cemetery.

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Cemetery of the Week #64: Coloma Pioneer Cemetery

Coloma Pioneer Cemetery Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park 310 Back Street, Coloma, California 95613 Telephone: (530) 622-3470 Founded: 1848 Number of interments: over 600 known burials in 400-500 graves Open: Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., … Continue reading

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