The large Texas flag that flies over the cemetery shown with the state capital in the distance. [Texas State Cemetery]
This cemetery not too far from Steiner Ranch once served as the final resting place for those who worked the land in this rapidly urbanizing area.
A private cemetery holds off Barton Creek Mall and the hustle and bustle of Loop 360.
This predominantly African-American cemetery next to Round Rock Cemetery boasts of some impressive history of its own.
Hancock Family Cemetery
The Hancock family's children are buried in what was once the country and is now the center of a growing subdivision in west Austin.
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Love Cemetery: Unburying the Secret History of Slaves
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"Love Cemetery" is the story of one woman trying to come to terms with racism - on both personal and public levels. When China Galland visited her childhood hometown in east Texas, she learned of an unmarked cemetery for slaves - Love Cemetery. Her ensuing quest to reclaim the ground, to mark it, unearths racial wounds that have never completely healed. Research into county historical records and interviews with local residents in Harrison County - at one time the largest slave-owning county in Texas - led Galland to the discovery of Love Cemetery, an African-American communal burial ground that the local community had been locked out of for forty years. Research became activism as she helped organize a grassroots, interracial committee, made up of local religious leaders and lay people, to work on restoring community access to Love. The history of Love Cemetery is the history of slavery in the United States and the message is ultimately one of tremendous hope as members of both black and white communities come together to right an historical wrong.