Woman on crusade to reclaim long-forgotten cemetery

Since she was a girl, Sonya Hodges had been told the cemetery where her grandfather was buried was gone. In July, she went to see for herself. What she found behind Interstate Polymer Group, just outside Columbia, was a scattering of headstones in an abandoned cemetery. Read More … [Read more...]

Granddaughter seeks to save old Ga. black cemetery

A historic cemetery that is the last trace of an African-American community founded by former slaves is at the center of a legal battle between a developer and a woman whose grandparents and uncle are buried there. A lawsuit has been filed in Fulton County Superior Court on behalf of Elon Butts Osby seeking to stop Brandon Marshall from removing Mt. Olive Cemetery, which was once part of Macedonia Park. The area was a black community first settled by former slaves before becoming a formal subdivision in the 1920s. Read more: South Florida Times … [Read more...]