is not a "Not-For-Profit" organization and staff member(s) conduct all aspects of operations from personal funds.
Robinson, GySgt., U.S. Marine Corps retired, is a well known, respected, and an award winning historian. He
is hands-on with his volunteers, friends and associates as they are guided through the principles of how
to preserve endangered cemeteries.
Through a group effort, unique pieces of a community's history become reveiled. In some cases a hundred
years has passed without the community even knowing of a significant moment of their town's history that is rediscovered
through Jack and his friend's efforts.
Jack also uses his research of the various cemeteries to develop articles, stories, lectures and books that he publishes.
He does the majority of his preservation projects at his own expense and does the entire physical aspects of work that
is demanded in such a delicate process of caring for and preserving a vital part of a local community's heritage.
When volunteers are assisting, they are properly supervised by Jack. He also realizes, however, that he will
never be fully compensated for his time, labor, and finacial burden, that dominates the cemetery preservation process.
Monies is not the issue, preserving endangered cemeteries is the reason Jack does what he does.
Jack will highlight three all African American cemeteries where he is primary, exclusive caretaker and on-site
historian. In addition, Caucacian cemeteries will also be discussed. All of the endangered cemeteries are located
in southeastern North Carolina on private and secluded land that is not accessable to the general public (Tours through Jack,
are available upon request).
Many of these cemeteries predate the twentieth century, one of which is the largest all African American "family"
cemetery within Onslow county. Another all African American cemetery appears to be the largest "Community" cemetery
of its type within the same county.
Jack was encouraged to develop these privately funded projects by his late friend, Ssgt. Anthony Goodwin, U.S.
Marine Corps, KIA and Bronze Star recepient. After his death, Anthony's mother, Brenda Cheney, and Jack continued
his mission---to locate, document and then care for endangered cemeteries. They also help educate students and local
citizens on the value and need to correctly preserve cemeteries.
An added benifit expressed and encouraged occurs when Jack conducts lectures on preserving family
history, for the next generation. Through Jack and Brenda's efforts and those of the local communities where these cemeteries
are located, once endangered Hallowed Grounds are again being properly recognized and respected.
If you have any questions please contact Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.lulu.com/jackrobinson or through http://www.PayPal.com (Please remember that any financial gratuitous gift is NOT tax deductable since Jack is NOT associated with any
bonified "Not-For-Profit" Organization.
Each dollar is extremely welcomed. 100% of gratuitous gifts
goes directly to preservation costs.
Please tell your friends and associates about this site. Donating, even a few dollars on a gift card, will help this
long overdue preservation project.
Jack Robinson, MA
GySgt., U.S. Marine Corps, Retired
Researcher of local History