|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1920|
Georgia Harris was a black woman who worked for the Boyd family of Atlanta for many years.
Because of the regulations in place at the time, Oakland, like many cities, had designated areas for burials. Oakland's three areas were "the Jewish section," "the black section," and the general section.
The Boyd family wanted Ms. Harris buried in their family plot in the general section. They had to get special permission from the city and the neighboring lot owners. (The Boylston family near them did the same thing for a black woman who worked for them named Catherine Holmes.)
The tombstone for the woman, Georgia Harris, reads on the front, "Georgia Harris - who though born a slave, died the child of a king." The back of the stone reads "In loving memory of our colored mammy."
Issac and Nannie Boyd are also listed here at Find A Grave.
Plot: Section 10, Block 140, Lot 6, Grave 1
Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Oct 08, 2003
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