Uncovering history in African-American cemetery [Pictures]
On a steep hillside up the street from an auto repair shop, a group of McDaniel College students are piecing together long-forgotten lives. They are trying to uncover the details of the lives of some of the early African-American residents of this small Frederick County town.
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Gus Foley, of Westminster, a senior computer science major at McDaniel College, brushes flour off of head stones at an African-AMerican cemetery. The students rub flour on the head stones to make the carvings easier to read. McDaniel College students, under the guidance of chemistry professor Rick Smith, are working to document grave sites in an African-American cemetery in Libertytown, Md.