Photos, Prints, Drawings Tending graves at Graveyard Hill on Memorial Day weekend
Photos, Prints, Drawings
Graveyard Hill (Shumate's Branch, W. Va.)
- Tending graves at Graveyard Hill on Memorial Day weekend
- Contributor Names
- Eiler, Terry (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Cemeteries
- - Community events
- - Shumate's Branch
- - Community space
- - Spring
- - Graveyard Hill (Shumate's Branch, W. Va.)
- - May
- - National holidays
- - Grave tending
- - Wilson, Belle
- - Ethnography
- - Photographs
- - West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Sundial
- - West Virginia -- Shumate's Branch
- - "Graveyard Hill is the site of an African American cemetery on the hillside above the sludge pond ("coal refuse impoundment") now filling Shumate's Branch. Each year former residents of the African American settlement at the mining town of Edwight return with their children and grandchildren to tend the graves of their relatives and hold a family reunion at the former home of Belle Wilson, a family ancestor.
- - This is the one weekend of the year that Performance Coal Company (a subsidiary of A.T. Massey) opens the road into the mountains around Shumate's Branch to allow public access to this cemetery."
- - Event: Memorial Day Weekend.
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-TE-C032-13
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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