Virtual Lecture – Lessons We Can Learn from PA’s African-American Cemeteries & Burial Grounds
Join the Friends of Fort Hunter for a free virtual illustrated lecture, by Dr. Steven Burg presenting “Lessons we can learn from PA’s African-American Cemeteries & Burial Grounds.”Across Pennsylvania, and even on land that was once part of the Fort Hunter estate in Harrisburg, historic African American burial grounds connect us to the long and interesting history of Pennsylvania’s African-American residents. This talk will: *take us on a journey from Fort Hunter to communities across the Commonwealth to consider the stories contained in these historic burial sites. *consider the threats posed to many sites by development and neglect *learn about important work underway to document and preserve these unique and powerful hallowed grounds
Dr. Steven Burg is a professor of History at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where he directs the undergraduate Public History program and teaches in the Applied History graduate program. From 2013-2019 he served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Board. He is active with the Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds working to document, preserve, and share the history of African American cemeteries in Pennsylvania, especially the final resting places of the veterans of the United States Colored Troops.
The lecture is free but participants must register to receive the link by email, to view the lecture. Click here to sign up. An email will be sent to you, a week prior to the lecture date, with a link and sign in instructions to view Dr. Burg’s live talk.