Jordan Councill Cemetery Headstones
Jordan Councill Cemetery and JHA Community Activism
The Jordan Councill Memorial Cemetery is divided into two sections: the "white" cemetery and the "African American" cemetery. As a part of their community activism, the JHA has made several attempts to get the cemetery listed as a historical landmark in order to protect the few remaining headstones in the African American cemetery, as well as highlight the injustice the cemetery represents, historically. As a part of this process, the JHA has advocated for a protective fence for the African American cemetery grounds as students and residents have continued to vandalize and destroy the grave sites since its creation in the late 1800s.
JHA, activities, Jordan Councill Cemetery