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Preserving Black Cemeteries with LaDonna Garner, B.S.,CG

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Join LaDonna Garner and Host Bernice Bennett and Co-Host Natonne Elaine Kemp for a discussion concerning the plight of Black Cemeteries and the process of documenting and preserving abandoned and neglected African American Cemeteries.

LaDonna Garner is a Historic Preservationist and Certified GenealogistSM  specializing in Southeast Missouri. Board-Certified in genealogy in 2006, Garner has been researching her family history for over 20 years. She is an active member and volunteer of several societies including the St. Louis Genealogical Society, Jefferson County Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Association for Gravestone Studies, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The present Curator of Bolduc House Museum in Ste. Genevieve, MO she has held various positions in promoting genealogy research and historic preservation including Roundtable Chair of the African American Special Interest Group, St. Louis Genealogical Society; and Vice-President & Newsletter Editor of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society, High Ridge, MO; Syllabus and Fundraising Committee Co-Chair of the International Black Genealogy Summit; and Design Committee Chair of the Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project, Ste. Genevieve, MO.

She has a B.S. in Historical Preservation, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO; and is near completion of an M.A. in Historic Preservation, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD.


Theme music - Sweet Mello Spice by composer / producer Alvin K. Alexander. (Pianist Ayako Higuchi)