Thursday, August 28, 2014
More on Old Salem, NC
Some graves in front of the church were found when a new addition was being added. Graves are of free or slave African Americans, as well as "strangers" meaning non-Moravian Christians. The African American Moravians had been buried with the other Moravians up till the time the state of North Carolina told them they could no longer do that. Then the African Americans got their graves alongside Strangers.
Seems the North Carolina officials looked the other way as far as the integrated graves of Strangers.