African Americans have been connected to Arlington National Cemetery since its origins as a plantation through the Freedman's Village to the trailblazers of the civil rights movement.
Learn about the connection of African Americans to Arlington National Cemetery from National Park Service Supervisory Ranger Kenya Finley-Jean, of the Civil War Defenses of Washington Division. According to the Cemetery's website, "...the history of the Arlington property encompasses slavery, emancipation, segregation and civil rights. At the cemetery, gravesites and memorials honor the dedication and sacrifice of African American service members who served their country and fought for racial justice." https://education.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Themes/African-American-History
Image of "Section 27" courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery website.
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