You’ve seen us in our FoEE T-SHIRTS, and now you can have one too! All you need to do is donate $35 or more (details below), then email or DM us your choice of color, style, and size (firstname.lastname@example.org). Here are the options: (1) Short-sleeve shirt in heather royal (shown here on Brian) or heather … Continue reading Get Your East End T-Shirt While You Can!
East End in the News
Student journalists from VCU's Capital News Service wrote a story about our work and others', and the Associated Press ran with it! Now you can read about East End in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, and U.S. News & World Report, to name a few. There's video too — check it out here.
MLK Day 2018
More than 100 volunteers came together at East End last Monday to honor Dr. King's life and legacy. We filled the dumpster well past the brim, uncovered a number of grave markers, and made headway in some of the most heavily overgrown sections of the cemetery. We even made the nightly news — check out … Continue reading MLK Day 2018
MLK Day of Service at East End
We hope you'll join us on Monday, January 15 — Dr. King's 89th birthday — for a day of service at East End. It's going to be cold, but don't let that stop you! Dress warmly in layers and meet us at the cemetery at noon. Or join Erin and Brian at Oakwood Arts (3511 … Continue reading MLK Day of Service at East End
A few favorite photos (all by Brian Palmer) from earlier in the season. It's gonna be cold tomorrow (what's this about lows in the 20s?!), so layer up. We'll be starting at 9:30 a.m.
Come One, Come All!
We hope you'll join us on Tuesday, June 27, at the Robinson Theater for an update on the restoration effort—past, present, and future—at East End Cemetery. We'll share the latest facts and figures, show a selection of photographs, and encourage a community-wide conversation. Come with questions and suggestions! Light refreshments will be served. For more … Continue reading Come One, Come All!
Out with the Old, in with the New
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we were thrilled to unveil a new sign (courtesy of donors who prefer to remain anonymous) at the entrance to East End and Evergreen Cemeteries. The fate of the old sign has yet to be determined.
East End and Evergreen in the New York Times
This weekend the New York Times ran Brian's opinion piece on HB1547, a bill before the Virginia Legislature to provide annual funding for the care of historic African American cemeteries. The legislation will almost certainly meet resistance in the General Assembly, which opens January 17. Lawmakers will need encouragement from concerned citizens to pass the bill. We're asking … Continue reading East End and Evergreen in the New York Times