Rowan County, North Carolina: Images from Oakdale-Union Hill Cemetery, Salisbury

Photos: Nadia K. Orton, November 10, 2015. All rights reserved.

Main entrance
J. E. K. Aggrey (1875-1927)
“Born in West Africa’s Gold Coast (now Ghana), James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey enrolled at Livingstone College in 1898 & later joined the faculty. In 1920 he returned to Africa where he influenced the course of post-colonialism. In 1905 Aggrey married Rose Douglass, teacher long active across the state in groups advocating education, social welfare, & racial harmony.”
Source: Historical marker, North Carolina Office of Archives and History, 2004

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