Jordan Councill Cemetery Headstones

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Title

Jordan Councill Cemetery Headstones

Subject

Jordan Councill Cemetery and JHA Community Activism

Description

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.

Creator

Jessica Cottle

Date

October 2015

Rights

Creative Commons

Format

JPG

Type

Still Image

Identifier

JHA, activities, Jordan Councill Cemetery

Geolocation