Echoes of History: African American Churches and Cemeteries- Why Preservation Matters with Dede Smith

Thursday, May 2, at 4 o’clock IN PERSON at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

Using GIS maps, both old and new, Dede will illustrate the historical significance of rural Black churches and cemeteries in Albemarle County; sites that represent the resilience and endurance of African American communities through periods of emancipation, segregation, and civil rights struggles. She aims to underscore the significance of preserving rural Black churches and their cemeteries as indispensable elements of a local heritage that is rapidly disappearing.

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