Preservationists fight to properly document slave cemetery

Race against time Preservationists want to document plantation slave cemeteries before history is lost By Prentiss Findlay Eugene Frazier and Thomas Johnson surveyed a forest of graves at a hidden cemetery on James Island where they said more than 200 people are laid to rest. Most of the deceased are in unmarked graves. Many of …

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Integrated Town that Predates Civil War Earns Landmark Status

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – A remote western Illinois field could someday yield tourists instead of crops, adding to the state’s legacy of racial equality that already includes Abraham Lincoln and the nation’s first black president.Once an integrated town that flourished decades before the Civil War broke the grip of slavery, the lost community’s potential as a …

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