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Charlotte, North Carolina: W. W. Smith, African-American Architect

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The family mausoleum of African-American architect W. W. Smith (1862-1937). Pinewood Cemetery (1853)

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October 10, 2015 · 10:31 am

A North Carolina Civil War veteran in Portsmouth: Sgt. Lewis Rogers, 28th U. S. Colored Infantry

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Lincoln Memorial Cemetery: Sgt. Lewis Rogers (1845-1884), father of Richard Rogers, Portsmouth, Virginia funeral director (1881-1951).

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August 11, 2015 · 2:16 am

Protected: North Carolina: Visiting the slave cemetery

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August 3, 2015 · 8:38 pm

Beaufort National Cemetery, SC: United States Colored Troops

USCT Beaufort National Cemetery SC

United States Colored Troops, Section 29

 

Our family paid a visit to Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina, in early December, 2014. While there, I snapped a photo of some of the United States Colored Troops. It was Wreaths Across America Day at the cemetery, and there were hundreds of people present, prepared to pay homage to the fallen by decorating each grave with a wreath. Recently, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History announced they were holding a photo contest of historic sites in the state. I thought “why not?,” and submitted this photo. Surprisingly, it was selected by staff as one of the ten finalists. I didn’t win, though. That honor went to an amazing photo of an old African American school. I’m still tickled my pic made it to the top ten. Thanks so much to the staff of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History! ♦

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June 10, 2015 · 10:26 pm