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March 1, 2012 - Fox 13 - Uncovering the History of Zion Cemetery
Memphis, Tn - A 19th century Magnolia Tree stands sentry over history and over a 21st century shame, an overgrown 15 acre cemetery established in 1876. It's not just any cemetery. It's the oldest African American Cemetery in Shelby County. ...

April 8, 2008 - The Commercial Appeal - Volunteers' efforts free Zion Christian Cemetery from decades of neglect
They gathered on the windy Saturday afternoon just before Easter on the grounds of Memphis' oldest, large-scale African-American cemetery to celebrate its reclamation. They included a diverse group of historians, church leaders, teachers, college students and others from Memphis and beyond who have volunteered with the Zion Community Project. They honored not only the people buried ...

February 23, 2005 - Tri-State Defender - Zion Cemetery stands as a monument to Black apathy
There is nothing more prevalent in the African American community than complaints about the preservation or presentation of Black history. This is particularly true ...

May 28, 2003 - Tri-State Defender - Unkempt Zion Cemetery getting help from college students
Students from Kent State University, Fisk University and Tennessee State University will be arriving in Memphis this week to help clean up one of Memphis' greatest blights, Zion Christian Cemetery. The cemetery ...

March 11, 1892 - New York Times - TO PUNISH THE LYNCHERS
To-day showed a decided reaction from the excitement into which the city was thrown yesterday by the lynching of the three negro rioters, Tom Moss, Will Stewart, and Calvin McDowell. The officers stationed in the disturbed district ...


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