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Jun.21.2011
The last you knew we were still locked out of Love Cemetery -- despite the change in Texas laws precipitated by our struggle for access to Love Cemetery.  On March 20, 2011, we fulfilled a promise Doris Vittatoe made to her mother to get back in and clean her grandmother’s grave. Doris Vittatoe,...
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Dec.02.2009
Peter J. Gomes is the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and and American Baptist Minister. A member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of the Harvard Divinity School, Professor Gomes is a beloved figure, revered teacher, and icon at...
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Dec.02.2009
Success! A new law establishing legal consequences and fines for locking people out of cemeteries and for obstructing access went into effect this fall in Texas. Publication of Love Cemetery set off the state-wide controversy over burial grounds that continues to grow. Despite the new law in effect...
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Nov.27.2009
Success!  Thanks to the controversy sparked by the story of Love Cemetery and the work of many, a new law was passed in the Texas Legislature this year creating legal consequences and establishing fines for denying people access to cemeteries.  The law went into effect September 1st, 2009.    ...
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Sep.20.2008
I'll be speaking informally about how  I came to write Love Cemetery, a non-fiction book, set in East Texas, on race and reconciliation. I'm known for writing about women's spirituality, pilgrimages and women activists around the world.  So it's natural to be asked what race has to do with it.   I'...
china-galland's picture
Sep.20.2008
I'll be speaking informally about how  I came to write Love Cemetery, a non-fiction book, set in East Texas, on race and reconciliation. I'm known for writing about women's spirituality, pilgrimages and women activists around the world.  So it's natural to be asked what race has to do with it.   I'...
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Aug.27.2008
We are working to catalyze a greatly needed national dialogue on race and reconciliation. The footage we have shows a community overcoming difference to find connection, it shows people speaking truth to power and telling the buried stories of their ancestors. Stories can change hearts. They open...