Hundreds of Unmarked Graves Discovered at Dickinson, Texas, Lone African American Cemetery

Posted by admin on Mar 19, 2013

Behind the Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church quietly sits a piece of Dickinson and League City history. Magnolia Cemetery dates back to the 1800s. “There are slaves buried here. There are people from World War I, World War II, school teachers, people who worked in the community,” said Pastor William H. King III.

King organizes regular volunteer cleanup days at the cemetery, but he’s now leading an effort — aided by the Galveston County Historical Commission — to identify unmarked gravesites.

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