Holt Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana

In a city that can often feel like one giant necropolis, New OrleansHolt Cemetery sets itself apart in that 99 percent of its dead are buried below ground – despite a legendarily high water table. 

For years the land had been informally designated as a site for potter's graves before Dr. Joseph Holt officially established the cemetery in 1879. Primarily belonging to African-Americans, the plots have been handed down for generations, and remain in the hands of family...

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