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Fred Talk: Lost Black Cemeteries: Remembering, Forgetting, Obliterating
March 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Many cemeteries have been abandoned over the years, and black cemeteries have been especially vulnerable to deliberate erasure.
This 15-minute talk will examine the fate of three local African American cemeteries that were built over in the twentieth century, how two of
them have recently been remembered and memorialized, and what might be done about the third. The cemeteries featured in the talk will be Laboring Sons and Greenmount in Frederick, and Halfway near Hagerstown.
Pizza will be served.
On the preceding two evenings, my History Department colleagues will give Fred Talks in their areas of expertise (same time, same place):
Tuesday, March 26: Dr. Jay Harrison- “Enslaved in Mexico: Afro-Mexican Histories in Urban and Rural Sites”
Wednesday, March 27: Dr. Terry Scott- “‘No Child Will Be Sacrificed’: Mother Jones and Her Campaign Against Child Labor”