Lawmakers to Consider Extra Funding For Historically Black Cemeteries


The four cemeteries include East End Cemetery, a children’s cemetery and what may be a cemetery for black Confederate soldiers. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / WVTF / RADIO IQ)

After integration, historically black cemeteries around the state fell to the wayside, often unkempt, uncared for, and forgotten. Now a state lawmaker is hoping to bring them some much-needed attention. Mallory Noe-Payne has more.

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  1. #1 by Mae Haywood on January 5, 2017 - 3:14 am

    Great story about our abandoned Colored Cemeteries. Yes. Portsmouth has a black cemetery that has had years of neglect, but we have had some commotted volunteers to make a big difference. The struggle is not over and more needs to be done for the ancestirs.

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