Revealing the Past at Oberlin Cemetery

North Carolina State University News

Revealing the past at Oberlin Village Cemetery, by Tracey Peake

September 21, 2016

Oberlin Cemetery is one of only four known African-American cemeteries in Raleigh. Founded in 1873 and used until 1971, the small three-acre plot is key to understanding the history of Oberlin Village, the largest freedman’s village in Wake County during Reconstruction.