Tax dollars pay to maintain Confederate graveyards — but not historic black cemeteries

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Interesting article by Seth Freed Wessler published in The Nation (2 Nov 2015 edition, published online 15 Oct 2015):

Black Deaths Matter: Historic black cemeteries have devolved into trash dumps and overgrown forests, while tidy Confederate memorials still draw public funding

East End Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, is one of several historic black cemeteries that have been overtaken by weeds and trash. (Brian Palmer)

East End Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, is one of several historic black cemeteries that have been overtaken by weeds and trash. (Brian Palmer)

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