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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 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.

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.