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.
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.