Tag Archives: African American cemetery

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

Posted in Cemetery book review | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Cemetery of the Week | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments

A cemetery book for kids?

Corpses, Coffins and Crypts: A History Of Burial by Penny Colman My rating: 3 of 5 stars Although this book is a Junior Library Guild Selection—meaning that the text is written at a level suitable for children—the chapter headings seemed … Continue reading

Posted in Cemetery book review | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment