St. Louis County honors clean up effort of overgrown African Ame


NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

February 25, 2018 has officially been proclaimed “Greenwood Cemetery Preservation Association Day” by St. Louis County to recognize the clean up efforts of  the plot of land by community volunteers over the last decade.

Some of the most influential African American St. Louisans are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in North County, in the Hillsdale neighborhood. However, for decades it was left unkempt and overgrown.

In 1999, a group of people related to many buried there decided to get together and make it beautiful again.

“You see something that’s not right, you got to do something about it. At least, that’s always been my philosophy,” said Raphael Morris, the president of the Greenwood Cemetery Preservation Association.

“We came out one day and…

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