Mt. Hope Cemetery Exhibit at Raleigh City Museum- May 2022

RCCP collaborated with the City of Raleigh Museum to help fund and research a traveling exhibit about those interred at Mt. Hope, a public African American cemetery. The exhibit was launched at the museum this summer and uses a QR code to access an audio tour of the cemetery. RCCP’s program about the exhibit was held on May 29, featuring historian and researcher Alan Welsh, who read slave narratives of individuals interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery. The slave narratives were part of an oral history writers program held during the Works Progress Administration in 1939, under President Franklin Roosevelt. RCCP was pleased to meet family members of those interred at Mt. Hope at our event. We are grateful to Alan for his impressive research and participation in our program.

See the article in Indy Week here!

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