Looking Beyond (or Among) the Big Stones
In this free workshop participants are invited to join Carol Aleman for a visit to Green River Cemetery where she will expose a small slice of Greenfield’s less documented history. Over the past three years of researching the history of Greenfield’s Black community, Aleman has made her way past numerous stones and monuments in local cemeteries. She has collected more than 150 dates of death and 130 obituaries (or death notices) relating to the then town’s residents. Using her former mother-in-law’s introduction to “the Black section” of the cemetery as a frame of reference, she will lead participants to several selected grave sites and share highlights from the lives of those who quietly enriched the community and left a vibrant mark on Greenfield’s past. Free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested.