Norfolk, Virginia: “Died While Seeking Relief”(1901)

Main entrance, Calvary Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia. Photo: Nadia K. Orton, 2012. All rights reserved.

On a formerly unknown burial in Calvary Cemetery…

“A Colored Man Who Was Very Ill Dies in the Office of Dr. L. C. Shepherd

An old colored man staggered into the office of Dr. L. C. Shepherd, in Freemason street, about 7 o’clock Sunday evening. The man said his home was in Princess Anne avenue, but before he could give his name, he died.1

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.)♦

Franklin County, North Carolina: Professor Ephraim N. Dent (1851-1927), Louisburg

Ephraim Nitre Dent (1851-1927). Date unknown.

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