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African American Cemeteries: Remembering, Reclaiming, Resisting

African American Cemeteries: Remembering, Reclaiming, Resisting
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Saturday, November 16, 2019
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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William Sturkey, Kami Albright, Brian Palmer, Erin Hollaway Palmer, Adam Rosenblatt

"African American Cemeteries: Remembering, Reclaiming, Resisting" is part of a new education series from the Friends of Geer Cemetery in Durham. This panel includes historians, journalists, and people working in cemeteries. Together, they will inform attendees about the history of Durham's Geer Cemetery, efforts to preserve the space, gather people together there, and tell its stories - which are the stories of African Americans who built Durham. The speakers are also uniquely poised to place Geer Cemetery in a wider context of contested American memory, African American deathways, white supremacy, gentrification, and public space.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of Geer Cemetery.

Contact: Adam Rosenblatt