Saturday, May 28, 2022

In conjunction with the New Garden/Guilford College Community Alliance, there will be a 9 a.m. visit to the graves of John, Mary, and Waldo Woody in the New Garden graveyard to share about their history and their involvement in establishing the African American community of Woodyside. Following that presentation, participants will drive to Woodyside (at Hibler off of Guilford College Rd.) for a brief walking tour. At 11 a.m., the program will continue at Persimmon Grove AME Church on Dolley Madison for a conversation with long-time Woodyside and Persimmon Grove residents Gertrude Upperman and Theresa Meachum.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Max Carter will lead an “alternative Memorial Day” tour of the New Garden burial ground, visiting the graves of soldiers who fell in the Revolutionary War and Civil War with an emphasis on the care given them by members of the New Garden community during those conflicts. The main focus, however, will be on those whose lives were committed to finding alternatives to war and injustice. The tour will begin at 10 a.m. Gertrude Beal’s and Max Carter’s book “Tales from the New Garden Friends Graveyard” will be available for sale ($10), proceeds going to the New Garden Cemetery Association.