Funeral Director Rodney Dade dreamed of a burial park where "my People will enjoy the dignity they deserve." The Frederick Douglass Memorial Park in 1935 made that dream a reality.
Amongst those buried at the park are some famous Jazz musicians including Mamie Smith, and Thomas James Ladnier.
Read about Mamie Smith at: https://tinyurl.com/y4b2bsh7.
Read about Thomas James Ladnier at: https://tinyurl.com/yycupatd.