Monday, December 28, 2015

Decatur, Georgia

D is for Deadwyler:  The cemetery here is a flourishing business today, but it began as a graveyard for slaves prior to the Civil War; then it became popular with freedmen and their descendants. In fact, before the 1940s, it was marked as the “South’s most beautiful cemetery for colored people.”  The largest concentration of Deadwylers in the country is in Georgia. Washington Memorial Gardens. [2014]

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