Laurel Cemetery Project Symposium
June 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Laurel Cemetery Project Symposium will bring together community residents, descendants, amateur historians, scholars, preservation professionals, students, and other interested parties in a public presentation and discussion of project findings. The symposium is free to the public and will include presentations on archaeological, historical, and genealogical work relative to the site, a panel on the protection of African American burial sites, and a facilitated community discussion to collaboratively outline a strategy for respectfully memorializing the site.
Additionally, a timeline exhibit will be presented at the symposium displaying important dates related to the operation of the cemetery, biographical sketches of individuals buried there, issues related to its demolition and partial relocation, and present day concerns for preservation at the main site in East Baltimore, and the site in Carroll County where a fraction of the graves were moved.
Funding for the symposium has been provided by Maryland Humanities and Coppin State University.