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James Parks

James Parks was a freed slave who is prominently buried in Arlington National Cemetery and is the only person buried there who was born on the grounds. He was born a slave but was later freed by his owner and continued to work at the cemetery as a grave digger. He helped historians locate some of the buildings and landmarks that existed prior to the establishment of Arlington National Cemetery such as the slave cemetery, roads and other key locations. He died at Fre...

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