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As a member of the Burkburnett African-American community, I have acquired a large amount of history about Journey's End Cemetery originally known as the Colored Citizen's Cemetery. It was founded in 1933. We recently obtained a historical marker from the State of Texas ( 2010), and the Cemetery is listed as a Historical Cemetery for the State of Texas in 2007.
During the 1930's Burkburnett's African American citizens sought to establish a cemetery because segregation prohibited them from using Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery. The Colored Citizen's league of Burkburnett formed in September 1933, with Ben Woolridge, Ed Broadnax, Bob Broadnax, Joe Sanders and Leonard Freeman named as trustees. The trustees negotiated with local philanthropist J.G. Hardin for the purchase of a plot measuring 210 feet by 210 feet, for the price of $100.00. The burial ground has seen continued usage since that time and contains graves of veterans of World War II and the Korean War. Officially named Journey's End Cemetery in 2000, today the site remains as a symbol of Burkburnett's African American Community.