Richmond,Virginia: Black History Month Observance, Evergreen Cemetery (est. 1891)

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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.)♦

Richmond, Virginia: Honoring family, the Ortons and Youngs of Church Hill

The Young Family, Portsmouth, Virginia, ca. 1927. All rights reserved.

One never knows where priceless bits of family history can be found. In 2012, we visited the household of the Parkers, paternal cousins, in Portsmouth, Virginia. They shared with us a great photo of my paternal grandmother, Lillian Vann Young Orton, who was born in 1927, Portsmouth, Virginia. She is featured in this photo, the infant in the center, surrounded by several of her siblings.