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Oakland Cemetery’s First Black Director of Horticulture Talks Site’s Complicated Past

Somewhere between gardening and a good Black history book is where you’ll find Abra Lee. Lee, the first Black director of horticulture at Oakland Cemetery, is an ornamental horticulturist by trade. She’s also the author of the forthcoming book Conquer The Soil: Black America and the Untold Stories of Our Country’s Gardeners, Farmers, and Growers. […]