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Cy-Fair group uncovers history of African-American cemetery

Chevall PryceMay 24, 2019

Tucked between a Kroger and several buildings under construction are 15 acres of artifacts and grave sites representing the history of African-Americans shortly after their emancipation in the 1860s until the 1960s.

After years of analyzing grave markers, probing soil and processing findings at Olivewood Cemetery, a group at Lone Star College-CyFair has aided in the cemetery receiving a designation that represents the importance of the site and protecting the land it’s built on.

On May 21, Olivewood Cemetery was designated as a “Site of Memory Associated with the Slave Route” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization due in part to the contributions made by a group of LSC-CyFair students and professors.

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