Glenwood Cemetery

October 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Downtown Library Auditorium

Instructor: Ollye Conley

Glenwood Cemetery began as a slave cemetery, replacing the city’s first African-American burial ground called Georgia Cemetery, in 1870. Even though 1,148 tombstones mark burial sites of both slaves and the city’s most prominent black citizens, scholars of the subject believe that there may be as many as 10,000 people buried there, most in unmarked graves. In 2016, Glenwood was listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register.

Oct. 23: Part One will be an instructional hour at the library

Oct. 30: Part Two will be a visit to Glenwood Cemetery, ending with a meal at Melvin’s Place of BBQ across the street.