Wesley Barrow’s grave in current state
We’ve set a date! The official, formal dedication ceremony for the new grave marker for NOLA Negro Leagues legend Wesley Barrow is slated for 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Gretna, located at the corner of Lafayette Street and the Westbank Expressway.
We hope to have a lineup of speakers to give brief talks, and we’ll have a minister to do an invocation and prayer. Beyond that, we’re still working on details — more to come.
But everyone is invited! Like I posted earlier, the marker is completed and ready to go in the ground, something we are working toward as I write this.
Like I said, more later!