Revitalize Historic African American Richmond Cemeteries

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We have three exciting remote volunteering opportunities to assist with much-needed research at East End & Evergreen Cemeteries: Biography Writer, Cemetery Research, Record Transcription. 

Historic East End & Evergreen Cemetery is the resting place for some of Richmond's most notable residents. Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond's East End. It is the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. East End was established in 1987 and is the resting place for luminaries such as Hezekiah F. Jonathan, Rosa D. Bowser, Dr. Richard F. Tancil and William Custalo. There are thousands of burials in East End & Evergreen, most of which have become overgrown after over 40 years of neglect.

Your service helps end the cycle of neglect at the two cemeteries and preserve Richmond’s African American history. 

This opportunity is posted by William & Mary to share remote service options with interested students. The specific volunteer opportunities are fully managed by the community organizations hosting them and William & Mary does not have any oversight of those experiences. 


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