Meeting the Ancestors through African American Cemetery Preservation

Event Information

Friday, November 9, 2018
3:30 PM
Pebble Hill CMD Center for the Arts and Humanities
Free and open to the public.

Join us for a symposium on preserving African American cemeteries. The schedule is as follows:

3:30 p.m. Poster Presentations

4:00 p.m. Opening Remarks by Robert Bubb, Auburn University

4:10 p.m. “When The Roll is Called: Creating and Using Obituary Databases in Cemetery Preservation” by Dr. Terrance Vickerstaff

4:45 p.m. “Friends of Baptist Hill” by Drew Morgan and students from Auburn Junior High School

5:15 p.m. Break

5:30 p.m. “Tour of Baptist Hill” by Robert Bubb, Auburn University

6:00 p.m. “Finding African American Fraternal Orders in Southern Cemeteries” by Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis - Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis is co-founder and president of Preserving African American Cemeteries, Inc. (PAAC). She has served as the national president of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) and was also a charter member of the Arkansas chapter of AAHGS. Currently, Tenpenny-Lewis serves as a board member of the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives.

The event is free and open to the public.

The symposium is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences, with support from the Auburn University Senate Lectures Fund.

For more information, contact Robert Bubb at robert.r.bubb@auburn.edu or (334) 332-0059.

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Contact

Robert Bubb
robert.r.bubb@auburn.edu
334-332-0059

Location

101 South Debardeleben Street, Auburn, AL

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