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All Together Here – Monument Dedication and Memorial Events
May 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 21, 2023
Join us for a 3-day event to dedicate a monument to honor the 36 men, women, and children reinterred at the Oakwood Cemetery from the Historic Colored Grounds.
In 2016, during the rehabilitation of the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, archaeologists monitoring construction discovered the remains of men, women and children beneath the footprint of the Chapel. Construction was halted and thus began the journey of confronting injustice and gaining insight into the lives of the people who were discovered. In October 2020, with help from nationally renowned archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, community activists and City staff, this two-day symposium continued the public conversation in an online forum.
In November 2021, the men, women, and children were reinterred at the Oakwood Cemetery, and a small blessing event was held. Monuments were designed that are now ready to be dedicated with a memorial event.
Join us in the journey to explore and honor the people of Oakwood Cemetery.
For more information, see OakwoodSymposium.org