Friday, March 20, 2009

Video Visit: African American section, Cherry Hill Cemetery

Welcome to the first edition of a new feature here on Cemetery Space! I am adding video to the site and kicking things off with a Video Visit. What's a Video Visit? Well, it's pretty much what the name implies - a recorded visit and brief walk-through of a cemetery or portion of a cemetery. I'll talk about the history and other items of significance along with a few tips and tidbits of cemetery lore.

The first VV is a visit to the African American section of the Cherry Hill Cemetery in Greenville, NC. This was featured in a post a few weeks ago, so I decided to re-visit it and film a video for the new feature. 

I hope you like the new feature! My video skills are still being polished, so expect them to improve over time. Sphere: Related Content

1 comment:

Emily Hamblin said...

Throughout the video you use the term "African American" cemetery. Do you know how old it is? Are there slaves buried in it?

You state when the cemetery was deed to the city. Who owned it before the city? Did the same people own both parts of the cemetery?

Most states in the U.S. experienced segregation. How is segregation of cemeteries accomplished in states outside of the southeast?