should link here Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson.

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  • should link here Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park was opened June 1935 partly as a way to deal with the high costs of burial in the Great New York vicinity. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935.In 1961 a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by Angus McDougall was added to the cemetery. In May 2018 the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fence were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that was followed by a suit from the "Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc.". The site had also been reduced to 17-Acresby this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The park was originally opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves in bad repair with some mourners unable to even locate individual graves. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park was opened June 1935 partly as a way to deal with the high costs of burial in the Great New York vicinity. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935.In 1961 a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by Angus McDougall was added to the cemetery. In May 2018 the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fence were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that was followed by a suit from the "Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc.". The site had also been reduced to 17-Acresby this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The park was originally opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves in bad repair with some mourners unable to even locate individual graves. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americams and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935.In 1961 a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by Angus McDougall was added to the cemetery. In May 2018 the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fence were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that was followed by a suit from the "Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc.". The site had also been reduced to 17-Acresby this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The park was originally opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves in bad repair with some mourners unable to even locate individual graves. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americams and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961 a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by Angus McDougall was added to the cemetery. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018 the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fence were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that was followed by a suit from the "Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc.". The site had also been reduced to 17-Acresby this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The park was originally opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves in bad repair with some mourners unable to even locate individual graves. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americams and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961 a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by Angus McDougall was added to the cemetery. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961 a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by Angus McDougall was added to the cemetery. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961 a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added to the cemetery. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island, a barrier island off the coast of Fort Pierce, Florida Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961 a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added to the cemetery. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961 a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added to the cemetery. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, and author Frederick Douglass and has burial sites for nimerous prominet African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athlete, musicians, and performers. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961 a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added to the cemetery. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, and author Frederick Douglass and has burial sites for nimerous prominet African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athlete, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961 a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added to the cemetery. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, and author Frederick Douglass and has burial sites for nimerous prominet African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961 a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added to the cemetery. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, and author Frederick Douglass and has burial sites for nimerous prominet African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added to the cemetery. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, and author Frederick Douglass and has burial sites for nimerous prominet African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895) and has burial sites for nimerous prominet African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Negro league baseball player Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Negro league baseball player Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-Acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Negro league baseball player Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Negro league baseball player Elias "Country" Brown, Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Negro league baseball player Elias "Country" Brown, Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park opened June 1935. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Negro league baseball player Elias "Country" Brown, Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park was founded in 1935 by undertaker Rodney Dade, business consultant Benjamin Diamond, and lawyer Frederick Bunn. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Negro league baseball player Elias "Country" Brown, Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park was founded in 1935 by undertaker Rodney Dade, business consultant Benjamin Diamond, and lawyer Frederick Bunn, who previously built the adjoining Valhalla Burial Park. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Negro league baseball player Elias "Country" Brown, Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The cemetery was founded in 1935 by undertaker Rodney Dade, business consultant Benjamin Diamond, and lawyer Frederick Bunn, who previously built the adjoining Valhalla Burial Park. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The original 53-acre cemetery was built adjoining the Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful.The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Negro league baseball player Elias "Country" Brown, Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The original 53-acre cemetery was founded in 1935 by undertaker Rodney Dade, business consultant Benjamin Diamond, and lawyer Frederick Bunn, who previously built the adjoining Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful. It was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Negro league baseball player Elias "Country" Brown, Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The original 53-acre cemetery was founded in 1935 by undertaker Rodney Dade, business consultant Benjamin Diamond, and lawyer Frederick Bunn, who previously built the adjoining Valhalla Burial Park, now the Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Negro league baseball player Elias "Country" Brown, Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The original 53-acre cemetery was founded in 1935 by undertaker Rodney Dade, business consultant Benjamin Diamond, and lawyer Frederick Bunn, who previously built the adjoining Valhalla Burial Park. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), although he is not buried there. It has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. Burials include Mamie Smith, Negro league baseball player Elias "Country" Brown, Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. The original 53-acre cemetery was founded in 1935 by undertaker Rodney Dade, business consultant Benjamin Diamond, and lawyer Frederick Bunn, who previously built the adjoining Valhalla Burial Park. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), although he is not buried there. It has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. The original 53-acre cemetery was founded in 1935 by undertaker Rodney Dade, business consultant Benjamin Diamond, and lawyer Frederick Bunn, who previously built the adjoining Valhalla Burial Park. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), although he is not buried there. It has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans, including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. The original 53-acre cemetery was founded in 1935 by undertaker Rodney Dade, business consultant Benjamin Diamond, and lawyer Frederick Bunn, who previously built the adjoining Valhalla Burial Park. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park was managed by African Americans and intended to provide an attractive option for African Americans excluded from segregated cemeteries and facing high burial costs in the vicinity of New York. The first burials at the cemetery were on Monday June 10, 1935. In 1961, a bronze bas relief cenotaph monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added near the cemetery's entrance. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. In May 2018, the historic red-brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing at the cemetery were removed and replaced with a "glossy placard", a move that brought a suit from the Friends of Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Inc. The cemetery had also been reduced to 17-acres by this time. The suit was thrown out by the Civil Supreme Court Justice. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
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  • should link here Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island, a barrier island off the coast of Fort Pierce, Florida Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. Burials include Mamie Smith, Elias "Country" Brown (1896 - 1937), Lillyn Brown, Eleanor Bumpurs, singer and political candidate (1891 - 1947), journalist and news service founder (1902 - 1939), Tommy Ladnier, violinist (1883 - 1947), Wentworth Arthur Matthew (1892 - 1973), Jimmy Mordecai, (1889 - 1944), C. Luckeyth Roberts, Sol White, Rev. , Julia Pearl Hughes, and Rosa Henderson. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, and author Frederick Douglass and has burial sites for nimerous prominet African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athlete, musicians, and performers. In 1961 a monument to Frederick Douglass designed by was added to the cemetery. It was reportedly the first monument in New York City honoring the civil rights leader. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, and author Frederick Douglass and has burial sites for nimerous prominet African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athlete, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, and author Frederick Douglass and has burial sites for nimerous prominet African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895) and has burial sites for nimerous prominet African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. (en)
  • Not to be confused with the similarly name park on the Hutchinson Island (Florida) Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) and has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. The memorial park opened with "perpetual care" for graves included in the burial price, but by 2018 many of the graves were in bad repair with some gravesites lost or unrecognizable. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), although he is not buried there. It has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. (en)
  • Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), although he is not buried there. It has burial sites for numerous prominent African Americans, including a pioneering journalist, athletes, musicians, performers, political leaders, and business people. (en)
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