A grave full of civil rights history in the middle of the road
The land surrounding this unusual monument was once home to an entire segregated cemetery, but now only this stubborn tombstone remains, a grotesque foreshadowing of Rosa Parks. In 1911, a year before the graveyard fell out of use, former slave Hollie Tatnell was buried; when developers bought the land in 1947 and edged out families of color along with their buried relatives, Tatnells descendants refused to move the body, and here it has remained in the middle of the road.
529 Wheelock St, Hearne, TX 77859
Photo via Google Earth