Community Turns Out to Clean Up Lincoln Cemetery

Cemetery Clean Up

Charles Green of St. Petersburg carries brush to one of numerous large piles that sprouted up at Lincoln Cemetery during a community clean-up Tuesday, April 19. “My mom volunteered everybody,” said Green, who was there with a contingent of relatives. His mother, Delores Green, said her family comes  regularly to care for the plots of more than 10 relatives buried there, and decided to help out when they heard of an effort organized by members of the Lincoln Cemetery Society. “This place is in desperate need of a clean-up,” she said. The cemetery, which has been neglected for years, is the final resting place for some 6,000 local African-Americans.

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