Newtown Getting New Life

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Posted: May 10, 2014

James Madison University graduate students Hannah Moses (left), 24, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mary Ann Mason, 23, of Richmond, conducted historical research on the city’s Newtown Cemetery. Residents of Harrisonburg’s Northeast Neighborhood are hoping to have the cemetery, where many former slaves were buried following the end of the Civil War, placed on state and national registers of historic places. (Photo by Nikki Fox)

HARRISONBURG — The less Hannah Moses, Mary Ann Mason and their classmates could find about Newtown Cemetery, the more history they felt was around them.

The pair and four other students in a…

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