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St. Petersburg church starting legal battle to pursue ownership of Lincoln Cemetery

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Greater Mount Zion AME Church is planning to launch a legal battle to take over the historically black Lincoln Cemetery in Gulfport, reports Waveney Ann Moore of the Tampa Bay Times. The cemetery, situated at 608 58th St. S, is the final resting place for generations of black families, but its ownership over the past decade is isn’t quite clear. The church, headed up by Rev. Clarence Williams, is challenging Vanessa Gray, a white woman who took over ownership of…

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