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Join us Sunday night on The Gist of Freedom with host PrestonWashington as we welcome, Mina Cockroft the General Manager of The Historical Eden Cemetery.
Eden is the oldest public African-American burial ground in the United States!
Underground Railroad agent, Henrietta Bowers Duterte, Philadelphia's first female undertaker who hid freedom seekers in coffins and funeral processions to safely transport them without any detection from the bounty hunters.
Among its famous residents are abolitionist William Still, father of the Underground Railroad, and contralto Marian Anderson, .
Marian Anderson - Renowned Opera Singer
Chris J. Perry - Founder of the Philadelphia Tribune
William and Letitia Still - Author of "The Underground Railroad"
Dr. Caroline Still-Anderson - Philadelphia's first Black female
physician. Daughter of William and Letitia Stil
John Taylor - First African American to win an Olympic Gold Medal
Francis Harper - Noted Author
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