Zuber Cemetery Presentation Thursday at Berry College
Wednesday, November 14, 2018- 2:51 p.m. 
Berry College will host a presentation “The Zuber Cemetery: The Living History of an African-American Cemetery” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Evans Auditorium.
The nearly 3-arce site, located in Shannon, Ga., was used as a slave burial ground as early as 1847. Then, the Zuber Cemetery was established in 1903 by African-American families Zuber, Dozier, Bell and Watters. The transition from slave burial site to segregated space for local African Americans provides a unique narrative that explores a challenging time in history.
The presentation will include the history of the cemetery as well as the details on the efforts being made to restore and preserve the space. Solomon F. Boone, Jr., Beverly Boone Meek and Ellen Watters Sullivan all have personal connections with the cemetery and will lead the presentation.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information please contact Berry College Assistant Professor of History Jennifer Hoyt at jhoyt@berry.edu or 706-290-2169
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