Dedication of Grave Stones for Dr. Rebecca Crumpler and Arthur Crumpler

Glorious day at Fairview Cemetery, thanks to many donations which made this event possible. Because of Covid precautions we did not have a large public gathering. Details and professional photos in another post. These photos were taken by Thien Simpson from Hyde Park Main Streets.

Reverend Arthur Gerald, Victoria Gall, Dean Joan Reede, Attorney Anthony Neal
Back of stone before landscaping
Rey Bartlett

Information table
The Press!

The Program

Overview of Rebecca Crumpler’s life – Victoria Gall

Historic significance and today’s relevance – Dr. Joan Reede, Dean for diversity and community partnership, Harvard Medical School

About Arthur Crumpler – Journalist, Attorney Anthony Neal

Blessing of grave stones and significance of the historic 12th Baptist church – Senior Pastor Reverend Arthur T. Gerald, Jr.

Special recognition for the the 54th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry Regiment and the Boston Police Academy graduating class 59-19.

Details to follow.

Look for an article about the event in the Sunday Boston Globe on 7/19/2020, and be sure to watch NBC Nightly News (6:30 ET) as well. The local community newspaper, The Bulletin, will also run the story on 7/23.

When you go to Fairview Cemetery, drive in past the office and stay to the left of the flag pole. The grave sites are 5 trees ahead on the right.