Celebration and Conservation at Historic Evergreen Cemetery: MLK Day 2019
Published on January 22nd, 2019 by Jess Maffey
“This place is an amazing, sacred place. When you come and are a part of the volunteer work, there is a spirit that takes hold of you. It’s a spirit of integrity, strength, and endurance, and it is made from the collective spirit of those who are interred here.”
“The easement will provide for the permanent protection and restoration of this cemetery so that future generations can learn from the very important history that resides here. To our knowledge, VOF’s grant is the largest of its kind in Virginia history, and possibly the nation’s history. Today, we are recognizing the importance of the lives of the individuals buried here and their countless contributions to our city, to our commonwealth, and to our country, in spite of slavery, and in spite of the oppression of Jim Crow. We look to them for guidance as we continue our work of building community and creating a more fair and just society for all.”
Read the full press release from VOF here.
Join us in 2019 for the rediscovery and restoration of Historic Evergreen Cemetery.
Please “Like” the Enrichmond Foundation on Facebook to stay connected. Sign up on HandsOn Greater Richmond to join in our volunteer days, every Saturday morning. Our next clean up is February 2, 2019.
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