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Project GRAD Contributes to Illumination Tribute in Odd Fellows Cemetery

The Odd Fellows Cemetery will be honored during an Illumination Tribute on August 12 at 7:00 P.M.  A contributing factor to making it all happen has been the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Project GRAD.

During their 2016 Project GRAD Summer Institute and in years past, students have contributed to the maintenance and cleaning of the Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Along with other volunteer organizations, they helped map the 250 stones which represent only part of the 6,000 graves in the cemetery .

Odd Fellows Cemetery, located on Bethel Avenue in downtown Knoxville, is one of Knoxville’s first dedicated African-American burial grounds.  The College of Architecture and Design and the Knoxville ReAnimation Coalition will hold the Illumination Tribute on August 12 at 7:30 P.M. in the Cemetery as part of a week-long celebration of Emancipation in Knoxville.

Learn more about the event to commemorate Emancipation day and to honor the slavery-era men and women buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery.