Story by Helene Carter
The Paine College History Club will conduct the Cedar Grove Historical Re-enactments at Augusta’s historic African-American cemetery on Saturday, March 8th from 11am to 2pm. The Cedar Grove Cemetery, located at 120 Watkins Street is rich in African American history. The last tour will commence at 1 pm.
In 1820, Augusta allotted 40 acres of land where slaves were laid to rest in wooden boxes or were simply wrapped in cloth and buried in unmarked shallow graves. It was not until 1862 that records began to show the colored report, giving more details about the