Historic Slave Cemetery, Long Neglected, Renewed In Irving, Texas

Posted by admin on Jul 25, 2013

History was buried by brush, weeds and trash at an Irving cemetery… until Wednesday. It’s cleanup time at Shelton’s Bear Creek Cemetery, the final resting place for hundreds of slaves.

Community members are donating their time to honor those who came before them. Underneath the rubble are names, dates, and — for Tim Green — relatives he wants to honor. “A lot of them are in the back corner over here,” he said.

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