African American memorial grave to be unveiled soon
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Sep 03, 2014 | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A memorial to all of the African Americans buried in unmarked graves in East End Cemetery will be unveiled in the fall, likely after the Trigg County Country Ham Festival.

That is what Paul Fourshee, part of the African American Memorial Committee, said last week. The group had originally hoped for an unveiling in mid-August, but that wasn’t possible since the monument hasn’t yet arrived, he went on to say.

“It’s been shipped, and it’s out on the ocean somewhere, and we don’t know when it’ll be here,” Fourshee said. “The only thing left is getting it installed. It was manufactured overseas, so it had to be shipped. It sat on the dock for a long time, and once it got on the ship, it’s supposed to be 45 days … but I don’t know when it got on the ship.”

The committee was commissioned in 2010 by Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey. That committee raised $10,000 to purchase and install this monument to the unmarked graves of African American in East End Cemetery.

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