Efforts underway to clean, restore historic African American cemetery in Baton Rouge

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There are renewed efforts underway to help clean and restore the graves at the Little Misery cemetery in Baton Rouge. 

The cemetery is located off of Old Hammond Highway and is recognized as one of the oldest and most historic cemeteries in Baton Rouge for African Americans.

The group, Friends of Little Misery, has taken on the tasks of cleaning the graves of overgrown plants and dirt. 

East Baton Rouge Metro Councilman, Matt Watson, recently enlisted the help of the Louisiana Youth Challenge program to perform monthly maintenance. 

There are also new calls for anyone with any connection to the cemetery to come to Broadmoor Methodist Church on Monday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m as officials continue to learn more history about the cemetery. 

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