Separate Even in Death – Black Funerals and Cemeteries

Janice Lovelace, PhD
Sep 30, 2022
Free through October 7, 2022
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Speaker's Introduction
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Slavery Period Cemeteries
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Post Emancipation
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Black Funeral Homes
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20th Century
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Segregation extended into death for African Americans, especially for those in the Southern United States. What led to the development of separate funeral homes and burial grounds? This presentation looks at burial practices for African-Americans from the 16th to the 20th century.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Janice Lovelace is a genealogical researcher, educator, author, and lecturer, with over thirty years of experience. She completed the Genealogy and Family History certificate at the University of Washington in 2012, the certificate program in
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    David Heyes
    4 days ago

    Sad to think how many human beings were robbed of their lives and heritage for simply being born with different colored skin. My thanks and appreciation to those who have uncovered the pasts of many whose existence would have, otherwise, been lost forever.

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    Donald Sumlar
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    Brenda Jackson
    4 days ago

    This was a very interesting and informative webinar. It includes a lot of historical and cultural practices for funerals for the African American community.

  4. PB
    Patricia Brown
    4 days ago

    Very good job. One of the questions about Black relatives being buried in white cemeteries, would be the Blacks had white skin and they were Passing.

  5. HB
    Helen Ballard
    4 days ago

    Very well presented and extremely informative, I learned quite a bit of new knowledge about grave sites for African Americans and the treatment given through the decades past and present.

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    Dawn Carlile
    4 days ago

    Janice presented good information about Black funeral and burial customs, disparities in Black vs. White treatment, cemeteries, and discoveries of burial grounds long forgotten.

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    Barbara Coburn
    4 days ago

    Excellent! Thanks!

  8. KP
    Karen Prytula
    4 days ago

    This was by far, the most interesting and educational webinar I have seen in a long time. I especially liked the information on the cemeteries in Georgia. I look forward to more webinars by this presenter. Karen in Canada.


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