A Blank Gravestone
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Saturday, March 21 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In the final act of Our Town, Emily Webb takes her place in Grover's Corners' cemetery, among several other citizens who had passed since 1901. Noticeably absent are faces of color. Is this an omission on Thornton Wilder's part or a representation of a time in America when even cemeteries were segregated? Crystal Reynolds, PhD, will provide insight into the hidden history of African American burials, examine African American burial practices, and look at three notable African American cemeteries and burial grounds across the United States.