Deplorable cemetery conditions

February 27, 2013

The discovery of an Oconee County cemetery containing the remains of slaves and its deteriorating conditions has inspired a county resident to start an effort to pay greater respect to the departed. Paul Elston, representing the Clemson African-American Museum, asked Seneca City Council last night for its assistance in making every February a time of the year for a citizens’ effort to clean grave sites. Elston said he was inspired by a newspaper article that described a Latina woman upset as to the conditions she discovered at the burial ground. “These people were buried with love,” Elston said last night at City Hall.

 

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