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November 11, 2017


Serve at Brooklyn Cemetery!

Serve at Brooklyn Cemetery!

DateSaturday, November 11th, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm (ET)
AddressTurn in by Alps Road Elementary School. Follow the road until you reach the parking lot next to the wooded area next to Clarke Middle School back parking lot., 205 Alps Rd, Athens, GA 30606
Registration OpensMarch 3, 2017 at 9:45pm
Registration ClosesNovember 11, 2017 at 12:00pm or or when space runs out.
ShiftsNo
Event Description

Hidden in the woods behind Clarke Middle School in Athens, Georgia is a portal to another time.  Concealed by vines and brambles, Brooklyn Cemetery is an African American cemetery which was used primarily from the 1880s to the 1990s.  Those who were laid to rest here mostly lived in the Brooklyn/Hawthorne area of Athens.  Nature and time have laid claim to much of the cemetery; some tombstones have fallen and are covered with ivy, other graves are completely unmarked.

The purpose of this service project is to not only educate participants of the historical significance of the cemetery but to also aid in the ongoing beautification, preservation, and research of a once lost landmark of the African American community in Athens, Georgia. Volunteers will work to remove overgrowth, fallen limbs, and underbrush from the grave sites.  

We volunteer on an ongoing basis at the cemetery.  Once you sign-up, a service ambassador (ServeUGA site leader) will be in touch with you with more information about what to expect and transportation to the site.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact any of the following service ambassadors:

Emily Justice: emily.justice@uga.edu
Chaht Kumar: chaht.kumar@uga.edu
Michelle Hale: michelle.hale25@uga.edu

Visit Brooklyn Cemetery's website
Like Friends of Brooklyn's Facebook page.

Location: Turn in by Alps Road Elementary School. Follow the road until you reach the parking lot next to the wooded area next to Clarke Middle School back parking lot., 205 Alps Rd, Athens, GA 30606

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