Pinewood Cemetery 

Category
Bearden biographical
Address
9th St. and Seaboard St.
Tags
Institution
Pinewood Cemetery was the segregated African American adjunct to white Elmwood Cemetery.

Most of Romare Bearden's family was laid to rest in this cemetery. Biographer Myron Schwartzman recounts one of Romare's visits to this cemetery in 1980, where he is quoted as saying, "It's all down under the earth here--that's Charlotte."


Romare in Pinewood Cemetery at his great-grandparents grave, 1980. Charlotte Observer.


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Works Cited:

Schwartzman, Myron. Romare Bearden: His Life and Art. New York: H. N. Abrams, 1990. Print.


Survey and Research Report on Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery. http://www.cmhpf.org/Surveys&relmwood.htm