Nearly 200,000 African-American men fought for the United States during the American Civil War. At least four of these soldiers are buried in Richmond’s East End and Evergreen Cemeteries. Uncover what their post-war stories and final resting places reveal about African-American life in the former capital of the Confederacy. With Erin Hollaway Palmer and Brian Palmer, Friends of East End Cemetery.
In conjunction with this talk, the Museum is co-sponsoring a volunteer clean up day at East End Cemetery February 17 at 10am. Learn more about the details of volunteering and see the work day calendar on the East End Cemetery website. Contact Sean Kane for more information or to let us know you are coming.