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Statement on Race, Ethnicity, and Equity

Updated: Jul 15, 2021

The Rose Hill Cemetery Project is committed to increasing inclusive and equitable learning opportunities for students. Social studies education remains on the front lines of this battle and can provide a safe place for difficult but necessary conversations regarding the past. Although cemetery studies are not traditionally included in K-12 classrooms, the inclusion of cultural landscapes such as cemeteries provides teachers with visual and object based learning strategies as cultural landscapes lay bare social injustices of the past. Please join us in helping students better understand the lived experiences of communities that have been silenced both in their lives and deaths. All educational materials are free for classroom use and highlight ways cemeteries can be used to teach already established standards. The Rose Hill Cemetery Project believes that the resting grounds of African Americans must be preserved, protected, and infused in classroom curriculum.

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