Shelby City African American Cemetery Photo Gallery: September 2014
This Sankofa symbol is Ghanan, from West Africa. Its literal translation is “go back and get it,” symbolizing the importance of knowing our history and our ancestors as we move into the future. This tradition values the contributions of our elders and cherishes the memory of our ancestors. The purpose of our restoration of the Shelby City African American Cemetery is to honor them.
Headstone found on Saturday, Sept 20, of Maggie Carpenter. Lovely stenciled text with information about her young life and features a carving at the top of the stone.
Pictured here, is Charles Grey cutting down vines in the now-open space at the northern boundary of the cemetery.
EKU students, Brittany Cooper (Education major), Samantha Adams, and Caitlin Wells from the EKU service organization Alpha Phi Omega as they dig up a headstone base that the radar had picked up.
Photo of lifting the headstone of Ed Gaines into the slotted base that the girls above dug up after it was identified by the radar. Picture here is (left to right) EKU Education student, Brittany Cooper, EKU Anthropology Graduate Gayle McQueary, and EKU Nursing student and Alpha Phi Omega member, Samantha Adams. (Photo by Mike Denis)
In this photo, Linda Warren, member of the Danville Boyle County African American Historical Society gets instructions on the use of the ground penetrating radar from Dr. Russell Quick with Cultural Resource Analysts (CRAI) in Lexington, KY.
View from the northern part of the cemetery looking south along the cemetery path.
Another view looking south from the northern boundary of the cemetery.
Published on July 23, 2015