Austin, Texas, First African-American Cemetery Under Repair

Posted by admin on Feb 14, 2013

Black civil war veterans, former slaves, and other early East Austin residents rest at Bethany Cemetery. “The stories must be told about the ancestors in this community,” Travis County Commissioner Ron Davis said.

Davis contacted the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for help in restoring the historical burial ground months ago. “This was truly an eyesore in this community for many, many years,” Davis said at a press conference Wednesday at Bethany Cemetery.

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