On Mt. Peace
This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.3 compilation DVD.
Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $139.00
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Humanities Consultant: Neal Holmes
Production Facilitator: Robert Emmons
On Mt. Peace by the Lawnside Historical Society (Lawnside, Camden County), chronicles the struggle of the members of the Lawnside community and The Lawnside Historical Society to maintain the 19th century historically black cemetery, Mt. Peace. Established in 1890 by African Americans to provide a burial place for their dead, Mt Peace is the final resting place of many Civil War veterans and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.
Lawnside Historical Society is a nonprofit membership organization which seeks to preserve and promote the heritage and history of the Lawnside, New Jersey community. The group’s video documents Mount Peace Cemetery, established in 1890 by African Americans to provide a burial place for their dead, and the struggle of local residents to have the cemetery designated as a historical landmark.