After cleaning headstones with toothbrushes, Academie Lafayette students Liliana Reyes (left) and Kayla Civil placed flags Wednesday at the graves of military veterans at Highland Cemetery. The site near 19th Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard originated as a segregated black cemetery from Kansas City’s early days. Students from the charter school have been instrumental in helping get the long-neglected cemetery spruced up for Memorial Day.
After cleaning headstones with toothbrushes, Academie Lafayette students Liliana Reyes (left) and Kayla Civil placed flags Wednesday at the graves of military veterans at Highland Cemetery. The site near 19th Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard originated as a segregated black cemetery from Kansas City’s early days. Students from the charter school have been instrumental in helping get the long-neglected cemetery spruced up for Memorial Day. Keith Myers kmyers@kcstar.com
After cleaning headstones with toothbrushes, Academie Lafayette students Liliana Reyes (left) and Kayla Civil placed flags Wednesday at the graves of military veterans at Highland Cemetery. The site near 19th Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard originated as a segregated black cemetery from Kansas City’s early days. Students from the charter school have been instrumental in helping get the long-neglected cemetery spruced up for Memorial Day. Keith Myers kmyers@kcstar.com

Students find, honor veterans at a neglected segregated cemetery

May 20, 2015 04:50 PM