Restoring a Legacy .....

Historic Dempsey D. Butler Cemetery located in Camden NJ is a 144 year old African American and Civil War Union Soldier burial site.

Restoration is greatly needed to perserve this landmark and to revive a "forgotten Legacy" in the neighborhood of Centerville.

PLEASE join Friends of Butler Cemetery Association in restoring the Legacy by making a donation through Heart of Camden

OR you may donate building materials to replace hairpin fencing, benches, cemetery markers and walkways.

Thank you for your support!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

African American Cemeteries

Historian John Michael Vlach writes: "'For black Americans,' ....the graveyard was, in the past, one of the few places in America where an overt black identity could be asserted and maintained.'" Read African American Cemeteries

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