Chesterfield County, South Carolina: Prof. Moses Arthur Butt, Cheraw

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Prof. Moses Arthur Butt (1859-1928)

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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.)♦

Portsmouth, Virginia: The Story of Thomas Riddick

Gravestone of Thomas Riddick, Mt. Olive Cemetery (Mt. Calvary Cemetery Complex), est. 1879. Photo: Nadia K. Orton, March 16, 2014. All rights reserved.

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One of the most interesting gravestones in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Complex (est. 1879), is for Thomas Riddick. Located in the northwest corner of Mt. Olive Cemetery, the oldest in the complex, it features an interesting inscription regarding Thomas’ occupation.