Pennsylvania Grand Review

Honoring African American Patriots 1865 / 2010

Hallowed Grounds

Posted by: pinsker

Small cemeteries across Pennsylvania sometimes offer the only opportunity to see evidence of the African American lives that helped save the Union.  Many of the neighborhoods and homes of nineteenth century black families in Pennsylvania are no longer standing.  Often the documents and records of their lives have become difficult to find or might no longer be available.  But the graveyards of Pennsylvania still hold poignant evidence of the men and their families who sacrificed so much for their nation.  This section uses photographs, videos, and dynamic maps to help illustrate the power of these hallowed grounds.

Posted in Hallowed Grounds Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 9:31 am.

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