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Wilburn Hayden's Book: Appalachian Black People: Identity, Location and Racial Barriers is available on-line. To get your copy of the book from Amazon, follow this link. Checkout: The Black Diaspora: Black Appalachians, Canadian Blacks and Descendants from the African Continent at http://africanablackpeoples.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Appendix C from Appalachian Black People

Appalachian Black People
Appendix C
"Rites of Death and Burial of Blacks in Appalachia."
The South Asheville Colored Cemetery 1840-1943
Is also available on-line through the University of North Carolina at Asheville, D. Hiden Ramsey Library Special Collections/University Archives. The on-line collection includes interviews with nine elderly African Americans natives of Asheville, NC and gives a vivid record of rites of death and burial for black residents of Asheville before 1940; photos of the Cemetery in early 2000; a partial listing from the Buncombe County Death Registry of persons buried in South Asheville Colored Cemetery; a list of artifacts related to burials in the cemetery and sources for further information about the cemetery; and Hayden’s article from Appalachian Heritage article from 1991 Winter Issue of  Appalachian Heritage.

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