• Anna Julia Cooper Feast Day

    Members of St. Ambrose church met at the grave marker of Anna Julia Cooper in City Cemetery in Raleigh on Feb. 22. The Feast Day observance was followed by Eucharist at St. Ambrose Church. Dr. Cooper was born an enslaved person in Raleigh, attended St. Augustine’s University, became the fourth black American woman to receive […]

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  • 8th Annual Walking Tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery

    RCCP will hold its 8th annual walking tour of historic Mt. Hope Cemetery, a public African-American cemetery located in Raleigh, on Saturday, April 22 at 10 am. Edna Rich-Ballentine and Jane Thurman will lead the tour. The tour meets at the cemetery’s Fayetteville Street gates. Rain date is April 29, at 10 am.

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  • Historic Cemeteries Highlighted in Joel Lane Museum House Lecture

    Emily Grant, with Raleigh City Cemeteries Preservation, recently presented “Historic Cemeteries and Our Heritage,” as part of the Joel Lane Museum House lecture series. Ms. Grant provided an overview of Raleigh’s historic cemeteries, the importance of these sacred spaces, stories about the city’s past, and the work being done by Raleigh City Cemeteries Preservation, Inc. […]

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  • Annual Labor Day Tour of Raleigh City Cemetery

    RCCP Members and the Public are invited to tour Raleigh’s City Cemetery founded in 1798. John George will lead the tour and share stories of Raleigh’s early citizens who rest here.   Tour begins Monday, September 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the East Street Gate.   ***Rain Date is September 10, 2016 at 10:00 […]

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  • Mt. Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

    Please join us for our 7th Annual Mt. Hope Cemetery Walking Tour **Rescheduled due to weather!** Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10 am Meet at the Main Gate, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh  

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  • Raleigh City Cemetery Labor Day Tour

    Raleigh City Cemetery Labor Day Tour  Please join us at the annual Labor Day tour of Raleigh City Cemetery sponsored by the Wake County Historical Society and Raleigh City Cemetery Preservation, Inc. Betsy Shaw, local historian, will lead the tour of selected graves of early Raleigh citizens.  When:  September 7, 2015 Location:    Raleigh City […]

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