Teens help clean up historic African-American cemetery, learn its history | WFTV

High school students near our nation’s capital are doing their part to preserve the history of the country.

Students at McKinley Tech High School were learning about the people buried at Mount Zion and Female Union Band Society Cemetery located in Georgetown, WRC reported.

They were taught about the cemetery itself and its role in the underground railroad. Runaway slaves would hide in a burial crypt on the sacred ground.

Source: Teens help clean up historic African-American cemetery, learn its history | WFTV

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