Black History Month Observance: Evergreen Cemetery (1891)

Members of the Executive Planning and Review Team, Evergreen Cemetery (ExPRT), Marilyn Campbell and myself, join volunteers, AmeriCorps NCCC Team Bayou 5, and members of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), Greater Richmond Chapter, Marilyn, myself, and President Larry Clark, at Evergreen Cemetery on a very chilly morning to provide history, stories, and uncover graves in observance of Black History Month, February 8th,  2020. The event was hosted by the Enrichmond Foundation. Two additional events are planned at Evergreen on February 15th and the 22nd. (Photos: Nadia K. Orton, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.)♦

Photo courtesy The Enrichmond Foundation
Marilyn Campbell, President Emeritus, AAHGS, Greater Richmond, Virginia; ExPRT (member), Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond
Me, trying to stay warm!
The small exhibit I put together featuring a few of the historical figures and gravestone iconography of Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.
President Emeritus Marilyn Campbell, AAHGS Greater Richmond, presents on the history of the chapter and current projects. Photo courtesy The Enrichmond Foundation.
Sharing aspects of my personal story, how and why I became involved in cemetery preservation, and a few historical tidbits on Evergreen and its history. Photo courtesy The Enrichmond Foundation.
(l-r) Larry Clark, President, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Greater Richmond (AAHGS); volunteer,; Marilyn Campbell, ExPRT, President Emeritus, AAHGS-Greater Richmond; Nadia Orton, ExPRT/AAHGS-Greater Richmond (member); volunteer.

Categories: Cemetery Iconography, Evergreen Cemetery - Richmond, Richmond, Uncategorized, Virginia, Virginia CemeteriesTags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Nadia K. Orton

Professional genealogist and public historian. Graduate of Duke University. President of the Sacred Grounds Project, Inc. Studying historic African American cemeteries and communities.

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