Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sept. 24 work day

We worked over 4 hours at East End this morning. We had 29 volunteers, including 5 from Team Rubicon, 9 from VCU History Now, 6 from VCU Kappa Delta Rho and 9 other community members. We cleared plots, we cleared … Continue reading

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Sept. 23 work day

We had 6 students from VCU’s Medical Sociology class join us for 3 hours today. Three of them were first timers! We took advantage of the damp soil to cut and pull tall weeds growing in the graves along the … Continue reading

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Sept. 18 work day

We worked out at East End for around 3 hours this morning. We had 13 volunteers including 3 UR WILL* students, 4 VCU, 2 community members and 4 regulars. We worked at re-clearing one of the grown up areas

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Sept. 17 work day

We had 7 VCU students (AFAM 491) and 3 community members work about 4 hours to clear several plots. They uncovered a metal marker and three new grave stones. We also re-discovered two other grave stones that had become overgrown. We … Continue reading

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Sept. 15 work day

We worked out at East End for about 4 hours this morning. There were 4 of us, 3 of whom were VCU students. We cleared off overgrowth and I cut down a couple trees. Someone dumped a couple stumps on … Continue reading

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Sept. 13 work day

We worked out at East End for over 4 hours this morning. We had 9 volunteers from Clarke Environmental. They cleared plots, hauled brush and uncovered a few grave markers. I did some mowing and weed whacking before they arrived.

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GoFundMe to replace stolen gravestone

Many of you might remember that a headstone was stolen from East End Cemetery last summer. It happened to belong to one of our most prominent East Enders, Dr. Richard F. Tancil—a remarkable man who was born into slavery circa … Continue reading

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