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Edgewood Chesapeake Copyright 2018 Nadia Orton
Edgewood Memorial Cemetery (ca. 1935). Chesapeake, Virginia, April 26, 2018. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

March 15, 2020

ECSU to host workshop on African-American cemeteries. Melissa Stuckey, The Daily Advance.


February 29, 2020

Check out the plan for historic Evergreen Cemetery’s restoration. Keyris Manzanares, wric.com.


January 10, 2020

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


May 23, 2019

Free cookout at Oak Lawn this Saturday. Alex Perry, Suffolk News-Herald.


May 19, 2019

Possible slave cemetery on Georgia campus stirs debate. The Griffin Daily News (Ernie Suggs, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AP Member Exchange.


May 19, 2019

Possible slave cemetery on Georgia campus stirs debate. Tuscaloosa News (Ernie Suggs, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


May 18, 2019

Possible Slave Cemetery on West Georgia Campus Stirs Debate. U.S. News & World Report (Ernie Suggs, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


May 13, 2019

Possible slave cemetery found on Georgia college campus. AL.com (Ernie Suggs, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


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 & 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 black 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).

The Virginian-Pilot, January 29, 2014
The Virginian-Pilot, January 29, 2014
The Virginian-Pilot, January 29, 2014

February 1, 2012

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

The Virginian-Pilot, February 1, 2012
The Virginian-Pilot, February 1, 2012
The Virginian-Pilot, February 1, 2012

October 31, 2010

Cemetery Complex Gains Advocates. Lia Russell, The Virginian-Pilot. (click to enlarge)

The Virginian-Pilot, October 31, 2010
The Virginian-Pilot, October 31, 2010