Black History Month: The Zion Cemetery Project | Kent State University

Black History Month: The Zion Cemetery Project

Presented by Christina M. McVay, M.A., a senior lecturer with the departments of English and Pan-African Studies and the Honors College at Kent State. 

In her 30+ years at KSU, she has taught courses ranging from Elementary German and Basic English Skills to Honors English colloquia, as well as Black Experience and the Pan-African Studies Senior Seminar. 

McVay created a class called Recovering the Past: Kent to Memphis (PAS 20200), which grew out of her work in organizing groups of Kent State students to travel to Memphis, Tennessee, in order to help clean up the historically significant African-American Zion Cemetery. 

In 2008, McVay received an award on behalf of the university from the Zion Community Project, Inc. for work done by her students toward restoring this cemetery.

This presentation will be presented in Room 102 of the Classroom Building.

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