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Reviving, Renovating and Reconnecting to our American History.

Woodland Cemetery was founded in 1917 by American businessman, newspaper editor, and civil rights activist John Mitchell, Jr. It was born out of necessity as there were limited burial grounds in the Jim Crow south for African Americans. The cemetery fell into disrepair over recent decades, with a handful of families and volunteers struggling to maintain it. The Woodland Restoration Foundation is working with community volunteers, local businesses, and government support to restore dignity to this sacred site.

The perpetual care fund will enable the foundation to continue to maintain the grounds and the chapel for many years to come.