Eight-year-old Nasir Henderson, left, and his mom, Kathryn Henderson visit relatives’ tombstones in a newly rediscovered Henderson family graveyard section at the Old Maplewood Cemetery off Kent Street in downtown Durham. Nasir, a then-first grader at the Quality Education Institute of Durham got an assignment to research his family in Durham, and with the help of his grandmother, Asselah Amin and a local geneologist helped rediscover the long-forgotten Henderson family cemetery. Nasir is sitting in front of the tombstone of his great-great uncle, Wesley Henderson.
Eight-year-old Nasir Henderson, left, and his mom, Kathryn Henderson visit relatives’ tombstones in a newly rediscovered Henderson family graveyard section at the Old Maplewood Cemetery off Kent Street in downtown Durham. Nasir, a then-first grader at the Quality Education Institute of Durham got an assignment to research his family in Durham, and with the help of his grandmother, Asselah Amin and a local geneologist helped rediscover the long-forgotten Henderson family cemetery. Nasir is sitting in front of the tombstone of his great-great uncle, Wesley Henderson. hlynch@newsobserver.com
Eight-year-old Nasir Henderson, left, and his mom, Kathryn Henderson visit relatives’ tombstones in a newly rediscovered Henderson family graveyard section at the Old Maplewood Cemetery off Kent Street in downtown Durham. Nasir, a then-first grader at the Quality Education Institute of Durham got an assignment to research his family in Durham, and with the help of his grandmother, Asselah Amin and a local geneologist helped rediscover the long-forgotten Henderson family cemetery. Nasir is sitting in front of the tombstone of his great-great uncle, Wesley Henderson. hlynch@newsobserver.com

Forgotten graveyard tells story of race and family

July 04, 2014 12:00 AM

UPDATED July 08, 2014 03:31 PM

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