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African American Cemetery

25th United States Colored Troops, Company C or G at Camp William Penn in February 1864. (credit: People of the University of Virginia)

Texas Historian Highlights Roles Of Black Civil War Vets

Blacks fought in the Civil War, surprisingly on the side of the Confederacy, many of them from Texas, Palestine historian Norris White Jr. said his research shows. They are the “black forgotten Confederates.”

09/03/2012

Bulldozer

African American Cemetery Bulldozed In Ellis County

It was last Saturday, when Kirby arrived at St. Mary to cut the grass, when he saw a shocking scene. “They were just gone”, he said. A section of the cemetery had disappeared.

03/29/2012

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