Community Effort to Clean Up the African Cemeteries and Save the Lost Graves in St. Augustine

At the fourth Pinehurst and San Sebastian Cemeteries Restoration Day, passionate people from all over St. Augustine, Jacksonville and even Georgia came out to join in the effort to locate the lost graves, map out the graves and clean up around the gravesites. 

The cemeteries are two of the oldest African American cemeteries in Florida, and in recent years the West Augustine Improvement Association has taken over the cemeteries and is now beginning to host regular cleanup events to keep the cemeteries maintained with little funding. 

Read the full piece about the cemetery cleanup in St. Augustine at the St. Augustine Connection