Durham (NC) Alumni Chapter committed to service this past Martin Luther King Jr Day by clearing the site of trees, litter, and debris at the historic Geer Cemetery with local non-profit Keep Durham Beautiful.
Geer Cemetery is an African-American cemetery and occupies about 4 acres, and contains the graves of over 1,500 African Americans, many born into slavery. It was the first cemetery for African Americans in Durham and from 1876, when it opened, to 1924 it was the only one. As of today, the site is under archeological research to persevere and restore the site. This will be a continuous project and partnership to help such efforts for the Durham community.
Submitted by: Brother Ryan Fairley Sr.