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Organizations need volunteers to clean up East Albany cemetery

Michael Harper Michael Harper
Tannur Ali Tannur Ali

Three Albany organizations are working to bring new life to an overgrown historic cemetery in east Albany.
The African American Historical Society, Ilogic, and Union Missionary Baptist Church will start cleaning up Pone's Cemetery on East Highland Avenue tomorrow.
So far, they've found 50-headstones.
They believe some are the gravesites of ex-slaves.
They need volunteers, soft brushes, and yard tools.

"It's a community building project to bring this cemetery up to its rightful glory that we honor the people that were in turn here,” said Michael Harper, African American Historical Society President.

"So much of Albany has such rich history and we don't give it the attention that it needs and that it deserves to be able to build our own pride,” said Tannur Ali, Founder and Program Director of Ilogic.   

The cleanup will take place every other Saturday.
Volunteers need to meet at the rear of Union Missionary Baptist tomorrow at 8 a-m.

Contact Michael Harper at 229-854-1371 for more information.

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