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The Brooklyn Cemetery's history has been covered nationally. Read some of the articles featuring the historic site and learn more about the cemetery. Happy reading!

News Articles and Press Mentions

Annual Athens MLK Day of Service keeps Brooklyn Cemetery alive, The Red & Black, Jan 17, 2023

‘It Is A Sacred Place’: Returning Dignity To Brooklyn Cemetery, Grady Newsource, August 3, 2021

Remembering the lives of Brooklyn Cemetery, The Red & Black, June 17, 2021

A push in Chicago, elsewhere to save Black cemeteries, a reflection of a nation’s history of segregation, Chicago Sun-Times, April 29, 2021.

The fight to save America's historic Black cemeteries, National Geographic, August 19, 2020.

Restoring Brooklyn: Friends of Brooklyn Cemetery recovers historic landmark, The Red & Black, June 27, 2019.

Before Baldwin, Odyssey Media Group, February 22, 2019

Brooklyn Cemetery Restoration Moves Forward, Flagpole Magazine. January 16, 2019. 

Unearthed Remains Create Controversy In Athens, GPB, March 20, 2017. (with audio)

MLK Day Volunteers Restore Historic Black Cemetery, Flagpole Magazine. January 17, 2017

New gate dedicated at Athens’ restored Brooklyn Cemetery, Athens Banner-Herald, Jan. 16, 2017.

Athenians rally to support MLK Day of Service, Athens Banner-Herald, Monday, January 20, 2014.

UGA students helping preserve black cemetery, Athens Banner-Herald, Saturday, April 7, 2012.

Hundreds pitch in on MLK Day of Service, Athens Banner-Herald, Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

Volunteers Beautify Black Cemetery, GPB/NPR, Monday, January 17, 2011.

Service, a cemetery and MLK Day, Think Christian, Monday, January 16, 2011.