Upwards of 130 volunteers—young, old, and in between—spent a chunk of MLK Jr. Day clearing brush at East End Cemetery in Henrico County (and Richmond), Virginia. The youngsters predominated—students from Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal, Steward, University of Richmond, VCU, and others—but there were plenty of adults, including a team of Virginia State University alums.
Heaps of debris were removed; more headstones were revealed. It was a beautiful day, in keeping Dr. King's spirit of multiracial community. Much was accomplished. Much remains to be done. —BP