EIGHT ACRES OF HISTORY: AFRICAN CEMETERY NO. 2
This month’s presentation will be the film Eight Acres of History: African Cemetery No. 2, a documentary about a historic African-American cemetery in the heart of Lexington. Thousands are buried at African Cemetery No. 2, including the winning jockey of the first Kentucky Derby, a number of Buffalo Soldiers, and a member of the Civil War's 54th Massachusetts Regiment. The 141-year-old cemetery was neglected and overgrown before volunteers began the work of restoring the grounds and gathering the life stories of those buried there.Yvonne Giles, one of the cemetery volunteers, will facilitate a discussion and hold a question and answer session following the film.
PARKING NOTE: The Northside Library Branch is located at 1733 Russell Cave Road in Lexington, KY. (Parking note - Park in the lot by the stoplight - the back lot is reserved for staff)
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