Sarah Parker Remond's memorial plaque

This plaque commemorates Sarah Parker Remond, the African-American abolitionist and physician. It can be seen in Rome's Protestant Cemetery (Via Caio Cestio,6) on the wall to right of the entrance gate. Cultural historian Marilyn Richardson in the US has generously offered to raise funds to install this plaque at the Cemetery in order to honour this woman.

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The ossuary

Sarah Parker Remond had been buried in the Zona Prima of Rome's Protestant Cemetery; her grave was in "the fifth row below the tomb of the poet Goethe", but once it had been removed, there was no visible record of her burial here. For this reason an appeal to erect the memorial tablet was launched. Since her tomb no longer exists, her remains were moved to the ossuary, in the Zona Seconda along the Aurelian walls.

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Bibliography:

  • Sirpa Salenius,An Abolitionist Abroad: Sarah Parker Remond in Cosmopolitan Europe,University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst 2016

Sitography:

  • Nicholas Stanley-Price,"Honouring Sarah Parker Remond: an appeal", Friends of the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, 2010, Newsletter No. 10, p.2
  • Nicholas Stanley-Price, "Finally, Sarah Parker Remond is commemorated!", Friends of the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, 2014, Newsletter No. 26, p. 4
  • Nicholas Stanley-Price, "Sarah Parker Remond in her family in Rome", Friends of the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, 2017, Newsletter No. 38, p. 2

  • photos and main text by Flaminia Ambrosini moc.liamg|89inisorbma.ainimalf#| and Alice Mingiacchi moc.liamg|sufurecila#| (December 2017)
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