Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"You Don't Have to be Black to Protect Black History"

My friend Christine McCauley, executive director of Buckhead Heritage, just told me about a very interesting historic preservation case.  It seems that a developer wants to move a black graveyard in Buckhead, which is now an very upscale area of Atlanta.  The graveyard is there because in the early part of the last century there was a thriving black neighborhood in this area, before the residents were displaced for a park.  Now a developer wants to move the graves and a descendant of family members buried there is suing to stop it.  Read more here and/or follow events on the BH website.  My headline from this post is my favorite quote from the article, from a former mayor of Atlanta.

JBR

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