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Reclamation continues at East End Cemetery

Catherine Komp’s Volunteers Continue Work Reclaiming Abandoned African American Cemetery is a poignant look at East End Cemetery and John Shuck’s ongoing work to reclaim the burial ground:

East End Cemetery is located off a back road on the border of Richmond and Henrico County. Driving down Stoney Run Parkway, you might miss the weathered plywood sign announcing, “The Four Cemeteries at Evergreen.” Even after pulling onto the unmarked road, it’s so overgrown with trees, ivy and weeds, it’s difficult to know this is a 16 acre cemetery.

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Shuck and the volunteers he coordinates, mainly high school and VCU students, have cleared about 500 gravestones so far. But with a low estimate of 5,000-6,000 graves, this work could continue for many, many years.

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Emily Klinedinst
Emily Klinedinst
5 years ago

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nrcfulton
nrcfulton
5 years ago

RT @chpn: Reclamation continues at East End Cemetery http://t.co/nJ1UvKgPsE

Chrissy Schlegel
Chrissy Schlegel
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JJ
JJ
5 years ago

goats could help clean it up

Melissa Ansley Brooks
Melissa Ansley Brooks
5 years ago

Anna Julia Cooper students are doing this too.

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saveagrave
saveagrave
5 years ago

Reclamation continues at East End Cemetery http://t.co/bUxPwWRjPT

Damica Alston
Damica Alston
5 years ago

Is evergreen if so i would love to help

cjkmedia
cjkmedia
5 years ago

Thanks @CHPN for posting my @eastendcemetery story! Important initiative that requires many helping hands: http://t.co/0EujwYF7SW

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