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This is the grave of Robert Winthrop. Born in Boston in 1809, Winthrop came from one of the true Brahmin families. His ancestor was John Winthrop, founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony all the way back in 1630. He was super elite all the way, went to Boston Latin and then Harvard. He graduated from […]
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This is the grave of John Roosma. Born in 1900, Roosma was an excellent basketball player in Passaic and played some semi-pro ball after high school. He was in fact a high school legend, maybe the first real high school hoops star in American history. His Passaic teams, coached by Ernest Blood, won a remarkable […]
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This is the grave of James McCune Smith. Born in 1813 in Manhattan, Smith was a slave. Everyone forgets or just doesn’t know that New York was still a pretty significant slave state at that time. In fact, Smith would remain a slave until 1827, when the state finally emancipated all its remaining slaves. His […]
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