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Evergreen Cemetery

East Richmond Road, Richmond, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 31' 48.6984", -77° 23' 19.5504"
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In 1891, Evergreen Cemetery was established as a preeminent resting place for many of Virginia's most influential African-American residents. These include Maggie L. Walker, president and founder of the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, and John Mitchell, Jr., champion of African-American rights and editor of the Richmond Planet newspaper. J.Henry Brown, a stonemason by trade, designed many of the tombstones erected here. By the early 1970s, the cemetery had fallen into disrepair. In 1975, volunteers from the Maggie L. Walker Historical Foundation led an effort to restore Evergreen to its original glory.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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Hebrew Cemetery
Shockoe Hill Cemetery
Barton Heights Cemeteries
Oakwood Cemetery, Confederate Section
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