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Headstones of the residents of the Lincoln Colored Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, have been broken or are suffering the effects of decades of weather. Jason Malmont/The Sentinel

Headstones of the residents of the Lincoln Colored Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, have been broken or are suffering the effects of decades of weather. Jason Malmont/The Sentinel

Even in death Hattie McDaniel faced racism as Hollywood Cemetery denied her final wish to be buried there because it was segregated

Black actress Hattie McDaniel won Oscar but was shunned at ceremony

Even in death Hattie McDaniel faced racism as Hollywood Cemetery denied her final wish to be buried there because it was segregated

One of the most-visited graves in Jerusalem belongs to Oskar Schindler, the German factory-owner and Nazi Party member credited with saving the lives of 1098 Jews during the Second World War.    His grave in the Catholic cemetery on the southern slope of Mount Zion is visited by Jews, Christians and people of no religious faith

One of the most-visited graves in Jerusalem belongs to Oskar Schindler, the German factory-owner and Nazi Party member credited with saving the lives of 1098 Jews during the Second World War. His grave in the Catholic cemetery on the southern slope of Mount Zion is visited by Jews, Christians and people of no religious faith

As many African American-owned funeral homes close, the communities they serve are losing a centuries-old means of grieving—and protest.

The Disappearance of a Distinctively Black Way ​to Mourn

As many African American-owned funeral homes close, the communities they serve are losing a centuries-old means of grieving—and protest.

Volunteers help preserve Miami's first African American cemetery | News  - Home  #africanamericanhistory

Volunteers help preserve Miami's first African American cemetery | News - Home #africanamericanhistory

Barbara Barksdale of Steelton is hoping that the community will join her on April 18th, 2013 at Midland Cemetery in Swatara Twp. to help restore and clean up the 1795 cemetery where many African-American ancestors are buried. Christine Baker | cbaker@pennlive.com

Barbara Barksdale of Steelton is hoping that the community will join her on April 18th, 2013 at Midland Cemetery in Swatara Twp. to help restore and clean up the 1795 cemetery where many African-American ancestors are buried. Christine Baker | cbaker@pennlive.com

Although slavery started in the United States in 1619, the first black child born into slavery wasn't born until 1624. His name was William Tucker, and he was named after his master, a sea captain. Tucker was the child of Anthony and Isabella, who are speculated to be two of the first 20 slaves brought on a Dutch ship to the Jamestown Colony. Together they formed the first African-American family.

Although slavery started in the United States in 1619, the first black child born into slavery wasn't born until 1624. His name was William Tucker, and he was named after his master, a sea captain. Tucker was the child of Anthony and Isabella, who are speculated to be two of the first 20 slaves brought on a Dutch ship to the Jamestown Colony. Together they formed the first African-American family.

Sugar Ray Robinson (1920 - 1989) One of the greatest boxers of all times. For many he was the best fighter in the history of boxing. Welterweight and 5-time Middleweight Champion of the World.

Sugar Ray Robinson (1920 - 1989) One of the greatest boxers of all times. For many he was the best fighter in the history of boxing. Welterweight and 5-time Middleweight Champion of the World.

Take a different look at the shrine to America's heroes - a recounting of a tour in honor of African-Americans within Arlington National Cemetery

Take a different look at the shrine to America's heroes - a recounting of a tour in honor of African-Americans within Arlington National Cemetery

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