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Erased: Jacksonville’s Mount Herman Cemetery
« on: February 19, 2020, 08:32:29 AM »
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Converted into a community center, parking lot and park, Jacksonville's Mount Herman Cemetery may be one of the oldest and largest African-American cemeteries erased from existence.


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Re: Erased: Jacksonville’s Mount Herman Cemetery
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2020, 09:41:36 AM »
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The headstone and grave of Thompson Williams was saved and included in the construction of West 6th Street during the 1950s. Williams’ grave was preserved by city leaders because he died during an attempt to save a white woman.

Unbelievable.

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Re: Erased: Jacksonville’s Mount Herman Cemetery
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2020, 10:46:04 AM »
Some of the things this city authorized is truly stomach turning. I can guarantee you they'd never think of doing this to Oaklawn in San Marco.

Glad to see Audrey Gibson get involved with this. It seems like since the effort is Tampa is a bit further along, we could use that as a model as to what we could do here.

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Re: Erased: Jacksonville’s Mount Herman Cemetery
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 11:27:59 AM »
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The headstone and grave of Thompson Williams was saved and included in the construction of West 6th Street during the 1950s. Williams’ grave was preserved by city leaders because he died during an attempt to save a white woman.

Unbelievable.

That's not the word I'd use.
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Re: Erased: Jacksonville’s Mount Herman Cemetery
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 12:09:45 PM »
Disrespect of non-white burial sites continues today, as the current administration is blasting through sacred Native American burial sites to build a wall (to keep out other non-whites).
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ancient-native-american-burial-site-blasted-trump-border-wall-construction-n1135906