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Diversity at rest

Researcher aims to chronicle cemetery’s inclusion of local blacks

Sylvia McDowell looked over the headstone of the Nelson family, including former Judge David Nelson. Sylvia McDowell looked over the headstone of the Nelson family, including former Judge David Nelson. (Wendy Maeda/ Globe Staff)
By Meghan E. Irons
Globe Staff / September 9, 2009

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As Sylvia McDowell walks through Forest Hills Cemetery, the names roll quickly off her tongue: (Full article: 831 words)

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