August 1, 2021
District Deputy Grand Master C.J. James, right, and Worshipful Grand Historian McArthur Myers of 31st Masonic District place a wreath at the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial July 24 as part of a dedication including the site in the African American Civil Rights Network.
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Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery is the first Virginia site added to African American Civil Rights Network
They were fleeing the bondage of slavery.