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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Saturday, February 22, 2020

"From The Grave To The Cradle: Restoring African American History" -

It is my pleasure to share this announcement of two upcoming presentations. 
Please see details below for further information of day, time, and location for each.:
"Please join us for a very special afternoon of history and conversation as two local historians present From the Grave to The Cradle: Restoring African American History in Cincinnati. Presenters Carl Westmoreland, Senior Historian at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and Chris Hanlin, retired architect-turned-history researcher, will discuss both the historical actions and current impact of those interred at Union Baptist Church‘s cemeteries.
Founded in 1864, Union Baptist is the oldest in situ cemetery in Hamilton County purchased, maintained, and still managed by the historic Union Baptist Church. Since its inception, it has been one of the only places that African Americans could be buried in the city of Cincinnati, and as such, serves as the final resting place for many notable historic figures including two descendants of Thomas Jefferson, five Union Baptist ministers, a female abolitionist, dozens of American veterans including a Civil War era Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, an Ohio legislator, a founder of a national church denomination, and a prominent woman educator.
1:30 pm reception/2 pm program
Free event and open to the public. Reservations requested via ticketing, or by calling 513-621-0717, or emailing reservations@mercantilelibrary.com
Union Baptist Church will continue the conversation the following day, Sunday, March 1 at Union Baptist Church, 405 West Seventh Street, Cincinnati, OH 45203.  
The Sunday, March 1 program will begin at 2:00 PM;  speakers for March 1 will be Dr.  Paul LaRue and Arzell Nelson."
This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio "Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities"