A Future Look at the Preservation of Virginia’s African American Cemeteries – Horizons, Virginia Africana Associates

A collaborative article on the current preservation efforts of Richmond, Virginia’s African American cemeteries: Evergreen, East End, and Woodland. We include this article here as many folks that we’ve researched in Evergreen Cemetery were from various counties in North Carolina.

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


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.)♦