W&L’s Rainville Quoted in NBC Article Lynn Rainville discusses Black cemetery preservation in a recent NBC News article.
Lynn Rainville, director of institutional history and museums at Washington and Lee University, was recently quoted in an NBC News article by Erik Ortiz titled “Historic Black cemetery buried below parking lot at center of legal dispute.”
The article covers the series of protests to prevent the sale of an apartment building in Montgomery County, Maryland. The building’s parking lot was built on a historic Black cemetery, Moses African Cemetery.
In the article, Rainville discusses the reasons for the endangered status of historic Black burial sites.
Read the entire piece here.
If you know a W&L faculty member who has done great, accolade-worthy things, tell us about them! Nominate them for an accolade.