Durham, North Carolina: A visit to Geer Cemetery (2013)
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Durham, North Carolina: A visit to Geer Cemetery (2013)

About This Project

Taking a look at historic Geer Cemetery. Wonderful work, spearheaded by R. Kelly Bryant (native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and former student of Ms. Anna Easter Brown) and later, Jessica Eustace, here in Durham. I attended Duke University (c/o 1998), not terribly far from Geer, and only recently, came to learn about the history of the site. Thanks so much to the descendant community, especially R. Kelly Bryant, for laying the groundwork and preserving this site for the Friends of Geer, formed in 2003.



In 2019, James Stewart of the Friends of Geer, heard my interview with Frank Stasio (“All Things Considered”/NCPR), and “extremely impressed,” with my knowledge of black cemeteries, invited me to speak at their event. I wish I could’ve made it, but didn’t feel well on event day. Please see an article on the event below. Thanks so much for the invitation!


Friends of Geer, June 22, 2019

Cemeteries, North Carolina, Photography
Durham County (NC), Friends of Geer (2013), Geer Cemetery - Durham (NC), Genealogy, North Carolina, R. Kelly Bryant