• You and Your DNA

    Why test, how to test, and, what to do with the results. Who are you? Where did your ancestors live? Learn the answers to these exciting questions!       Sat., June 3, 2017, 10 am -Noon Mordecai Visitor Center, 1101 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC  Seating is limited, please RSVP by May 30, 2017. dmauney64@gmail.com   919-302-1510 […]

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  • The Significance of History

    An article was published about RCCP in NC State’s Philanthropy Journal News! https://pj.news.chass.ncsu.edu/2017/04/03/the-significance-of-history/

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  • Podcast on Mt. Hope GIS Project

    Team Members at KCI discuss the Mt. Hope GIS project on this podcast.

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  • 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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  • New Links to Aid Research of African-Americans in Raleigh City Cemetery and Mt. Hope

    RCCP has added two wonderful tools for researchers. Betsy Shaw has compiled a list of the African-American’s interred at City Cemetery. You can download that file by clicking here. The link can always be found on the main City Cemetery page. The searchable Mt. Hope GIS Database is available by clicking here. The database can be search […]

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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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  • O’Rorke Catholic Cemetery Walking Tour Map

    We have a beautiful new walking tour map for O’Rorke Catholic Cemetery. It features information on some of  the notable people who are buried here along with a history of the site and photographs of headstones. Click this link to download and print a copy: O’Rorke Catholic Cemetery Walking Tour Map

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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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