Historic Greenwood Cemetery, in the St Louis area, was established by a German family on their farm in 1874 to provide a place for former slaves to be buried.
Thru the years, the cemetery has become the final home to approximately 50,000 African-Americans. Many of them civic leaders, educators, veterans of the Civil War, Spanish American, World War I & II, and the Korean War. Our most notable resident is Harriett Scott, wife of Dred Scott.
Greenwood Cemetery became part of the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. However, maintaining such a massive place of 32 acres is quite an undertaking. Through social media and various volunteer collaborations, Greenwood Cemetery is well on its way to becoming the place of beauty that it once was.
This year we have joined forces with the #GivingTuesday movement. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving thru the awesome power of social media. In the past few weeks, we have placed #Giving Tuesday logos on our social media outlets, as well as our newsletter.
November 29th is a day to give to those who have gone before us, so check us out on #GivingTuesday. Follow us year round on our website: https://greenwoodstl.org Twitter:@greenwood_stl Facebook: Greenwood Cemetery Discussion