Historically Black Cemeteries to Receive State Funding

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East End Cemetery, a children’s cemetery and what may be a cemetery for black Confederate soldiers, will now receive state funding thanks to legislation signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe this week. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ)

Every year since 1997, Virginia taxpayer money goes to repairing and restoring the graves of Confederate soldiers. Now, for the first time, the state has approved funding for history that has long been ignored: African-American cemeteries. Mallory Noe-Payne has more.

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