Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Contemporary African-American Heritage
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, volunteer docent Stephen Pinkerton will pay tribute to African-Americans who were buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in the last 50 years. Notables include Clifton Merriman, WWI combat hero and first African-American U. S. Assistant Postmaster; Keith W. Rawlins, Jr., Selma marcher and social worker; and Samuel Allen Counter, Harvard neurophysiologist and Matthew Henson genealogist. Weather permitting, the presentation in Story Chapel will be followed by a short walking tour.
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