Rhinebecks Lost and Found: Free Blacks and the Rhinebeck Association Cemetery, Dutchess County, New York
September 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
Yesterday, I received a package in the mail from Brian G. McAddo, Althea Ward Clark Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Earth Sciences and Geography at Vassar College. It was a report that his students had created from a course entitled “Race and Class in the Hudson Valley: Geophysical Investigations”
“In the course, the students research areas that are believed by the local community to be historical burial sites of its marginalized members. The goal is to use geophysical equipment to determine whether there are any possible graves on site and to learn about these members of the past communicty through historical research.”
We are hopeful that one day, Mr. McAdoo and his students will collaborate with citizens in Kingston to unravel the Mt. Zion Cemetery in the same way.