Long-closed New Paltz burial ground welcomes remains of a Huguenot Street slave

November 15, 2013 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
“If you want to talk about grace, here is where it begins.” So said A. J. Williams-Myers, longtime head of the Black Studies Department at SUNY-New Paltz, as he addressed a small, by-invitation-only congregation at the Crispell Memorial French Church in New Paltz on Saturday, November 9. It was an extraordinary aoccasion: a long-overdue funeral for the first black resident of Huguenot Street ever to have his remains interred in the historic graveyard alongside the town’s white founding families.
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