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Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

VIRTUAL - East End & Evergreen Cemetery Biography Writing

Help us reconnect families in our community!

Historic East End & Evergreen Cemetery is the resting place for some of Richmond's most notable residents. Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond's East End. It is the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. East End was established in 1987 and is the resting place for luminaries such as Hezekiah F. Jonathan, Rosa D. Bowser, Dr. Richard F. Tancil and William Custalo. There are thousands of burials in East End & Evergreen, most of which have become overgrown after over 40 years of neglect.

As a Historic biography writer for Enrichmond Foundation, you will help to end the cycle of neglect at East End & Evergreen by telling the stories of those interred there. You will research the life of an ordinary person buried at Evergreen using online resources and information available online at The Library of Virginia. The goal is to honor the legacy of the people you choose through writing an objective biography. 

As a biography volunteer for Enrichmond, you agree to allow your works to be displayed on social media and various other forms of print so that we can share the stories of Historic Evergreen Cemetery with the world. Your contribution to our biography database will open new chapters in the stories of East End & Evergreen!

Need more information on this opportunity?

Please email Kelly Pratt, kpratt@enrichmond.org, or Genifer Ross, gross@enrichmond.org.

We look forward to working with you!

For more information, please go to enrichmond.org

To donate to the restoration of these sacred spaces, please go to https://enrichmond.org/evergreen-cemetery/support-2/

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