Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2, Arlington, E. Bubley, Library of Congress“Decorating a soldier’s grave in one of the Negro sections on Memorial Day [1943],” Arlington Cemetery, Virginia, by Esther Bubley, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The graves of service members were segregated by race until 1948.

4 thoughts on “Memorial Day

  1. What a moving and appropriate picture for the day, which originated with African-American families of Union soldiers.That the women here are decorating in a segregated section — of *Arlington*! — just makes the history stab that much harder.

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