In the News

Evergreen Cemetery, December 19, 2018. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

January 10, 2020

Houston’s Pleasant Green-Culbertson cemetery is like many African American graveyards – rundown and blocked off. Sarah Smith, Houston Chronicle.


May 13, 2019

Possible slave cemetery on UWG campus stirs debate over buried history. Carrollton college, founded on former plantation, seeks answers. Ernie Suggs, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


May 7, 2019

Honoring veterans with downtown cleanup. Alex Perry, Suffolk News-Herald.


April 30, 2019

Historic cemetery cleanup needs volunteers. Alex Perry, Suffolk News-Herald.


April 18, 2019

Historians push to preserve US service members’ gravestones in Hampton Roads. Jason Marks, Wavy 10 News, Wavy.com


April 15, 2019

She Promised to Honor Her Ancestors. First She Had to Find Them. Jennifer Brookland and Frank Stasio, WUNC 91.5, North Carolina Public Radio


April 10, 2019

Cemetery clean-up needs volunteers. Alex Perry, Suffolk News-Herald


March 20, 2019

Historic cemetery set for restoration. Alex Perry, Suffolk News-Herald


February 8, 2019

Alumna takes care of sacred spaces. Janine Latus, Duke Magazine


January 22, 2019

Bills seek state maintenance money for more historic African-American cemeteries. Samantha Willis, Virginia Mercury


October 6, 2018

Project to restore neglected African-American cemetery launches with public forums. Bridget Balch, Richmond Times-Dispatch


June 8, 2018

Old African-American cemeteries struggle to be equal. Roger Chesley, The Virginian-Pilot.


May 31, 2018

Segregation followed people to the grave. But a new bill provides funding for black cemeteries. Gordon Rago, The Virginian-Pilot.


April 28, 2018

Lost to time, a hidden black cemetery in Chesapeake is rediscovered. Margaret Matray, The Virginian-Pilot.


May, 2017

Perpetual Neglect: The Preservation Crisis of African-American Cemeteries. Zach Mortice, Places Journal.


January 29, 2014

Genealogical Tips From a Pro. Ben Werner, African American Today, The Virginian-Pilot (click to enlarge).


February 1, 2012

Mount Calvary Cemetery, a battle with time and neglect. Cherise Newsome, African American Today, The Virginian-Pilot.


November 3, 2010

Cemetery Complex Gains Advocates. Lia Russell, The Virginian-Pilot.