Posted in Triplett & Carothers on March 28, 2021
The team at Triplett & Carothers joined the U of Louisville Alumni and the Office of Community Engagement — in collaboration with the Cultural Center, the Multicultural Teacher Recruitment Program, and the African American Alumni Council — to participate in the Eagles at Rest Project and restoring Greenwood Cemetery.
“Beyond our legal work, our firm and our team are deeply dedicated to the communities where we work and live,” explains U of L alum Roz Carothers.
Volunteers have been cleaning up the area, righting fallen gravestones, recording gravestone inscriptions, cutting the grass, and raking the leaves.
The Eagles at Rest Project is a project spearheaded by the National Association for Black Veterans. The Greenwood Cemetery is where hundreds of Black military veterans are buried; it is one of the many historic African American cemeteries across the nation that have been neglected. The goal of the project is to provide the veterans with dignity, care, and respect in death that they had been denied in life.
The clean-up effort launched in February and runs through April. The T&C team was on site at the cemetery on Saturday, March 27th. Learn more about volunteering here.