The Historic Cemetery Where Black Tennis Player Arthur Ashe Rests In Eternal Peace

With all the recent talk of the Confederate flag, it seems appropriate to highlight the many overlooked places that are sources of real Southern pride and heritage -- particularly that which are black and Southern. Take the cemeteries of Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy. Woodland Cemetery (pictured in the following slideshow), for instance, is a historically black cemetery founded by famed newspaper editor John Mitchell, Jr. The cemetery is home to the world-renowned black tennis player, Arthur Ashe, and other members of Richmond's African-American community. Click through to see Ashe's grave and more.


Richmond, Virginia's Woodland Cemetery


To learn more about the cemeteries of Virginia, read Images of America: Richmond Cemeteries by Christine Stoddard and Misty Thomas.