Olivewood Cemetery: Gone But Not Forgotten

Many 19th century influential African Americans are buried in Olivewood Cemetery? In 1875, the land in Houston, Texas, in White Oak Bayou where First and Sixth wards meet includes more than 700 family plots. Many prominent African Americans, slaves, and veterans are buried within this historic, 6-acre resting home.

Olivewood Cemetery was incorporated in 1875 ten years after emancipation arrived for Texas slaves, and is built on land that was a burial ground for slaves. There have been various hearsays of mysterious after dark sightings and bizarre movements within the cemetery.

The Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture invites you to join us and explore, reflect, and engage in the past…

June 16 – July 9, 2014; 11am – 2pm

TIPHC Gallery, School of Architecture


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