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Oak Hill Cemetery
Sojourner Truth is the most famous American buried at Oak Hill. She was a former slave who challenged racial and gender discrimination both before and after the Civil War. The Crying Mary statue holds a special place in the hearts of Battle Creek residents. It is said that she cries each Sunday at midnight. People have said that they have seen and felt her tears. This legend started in the 1940's and is still being told today.
Normally, a cemetery would not be a “must see" on your "to-do" list on a vacation but a historical cemetery where prominent people rest is a must see. The history that is buried here attact tourists world wide every year.
Sourceshttp://www.michigan.org/property/oak-hill-cemetery/ http://www.michigansotherside.com/ http://www.biography.com/people/sojourner-truth-9511284#advocacy-during-the-civil-war
Battle Creek , MI 49014
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