A Walking Tour: The African-American History of City Cemetery
This tour focuses on African-Americans who lived in Raleigh, beginning with establishment of municipal City Cemetery in 1798 to the life of scholar,teacher and activist Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964). With John George, Terry Harper, Betsy Haywood, Jane Thurman Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, 4-5 pm (Rain or Shine) Meet at City Cemetery Gate, East and Hargett […]Continue reading
Slave cemetery fights for life. ‘I’m haunted by who the descendants are of these folks.
By Josh Shaffer February 20, 2018 01:40 PM Updated February 22, 2018 01:28 PM RALEIGH In 1811, a slave known only as Cato died of consumption in Raleigh, taking his rest in the corner of City Cemetery reserved for the black departed. No one knows Cato’s age, but his reputation endures in an obituary printed […]Continue reading