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MLK Day of Service: East End Cemetery

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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East End is a historic African American cemetery in Henrico County, Virginia. Established in 1897 next to Evergreen Cemetery, East End is the final resting place of an estimated 13,000 people, among them some of the most prominent black Richmonders of the turn of the 20th century: Rosa D. Bowser, a pioneering educator and civic leader; Hezekiah F. Jonathan, a business owner and the vice president of the Mechanics’ Savings Bank (founded by Richmond Planet editor John Mitchell Jr., who is buried at Evergreen); William Custalo, the longtime proprietor of Custalo House, a noted bar and restaurant on Broad Street; and Dr. Richard F. Tancil, a Howard University–educated physician and bank president. Volunteers will clear brush and restore pathways, often discovering mislaid grave markers along the way.

Transportation will be provided for this service project. Please be sure to meet at the transportation hub at least 10 minutes prior to departure.

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