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Creating a Legacy of Justice – Museum of East Alabama
January 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Quarterly GSEA Meeting
Dr. Robert Bubb and Jade Kinney
Creating a Legacy of Justice at County Line Cemetery:
A Call to Preserve and Memorialize African American Burial Grounds
Saturday, January 19, 2019
11am – 12noon
Museum of East Alabama
Public is invited
Southern African American burial grounds are often forgotten, neglected, vandalized, and abandoned; yet remain sacred spaces that embody social injustice. The group Research to Preserve African American Stories and Traditions (PAST) at Auburn University work for the community to identify, repair, preserve, and memorialize African American burial grounds. These grounds contain the stories of a determined and resilient people despite enslavement, segregation, convict leasing, and discrimination. By telling the stories of these sacred grounds and the people interred therein, these sites can become places of reflection and a source of inspiration for those in the community.
Dr. Robert Bubb is a lecturer in the Human Development and Family Studies Department at Auburn University.
Jade Kinney is a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology from Auburn University.