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Evergreen Cemetery

Edward Alexander Bouchet was born in 1852 in New Haven. After attending the Artisan Street Colored School (the first Black school in New Haven), in 1870, Bouchet attended Yale University and four years later, he became the first Black man to graduate from Yale University. But his education did not stop there. In 1874, Bouchet returned to Yale University and in 1876, he became the first Black person in the United States to earn a Ph.D. from an American university. He was also the sixth American of any race to earn a Ph.D. in physics. After living and working throughout the United States, struggling to find the faculty positions he deserved as such a prominent scholar, Bouchet moved back to New Haven, Connecticut where he died in his childhood home on Bradley Street at age 94. 

Also buried at Evergreen, Augustus “Augusto” Rodriguez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1841. Moving to Connecticut in the 1850s, he was one of the first people from New Haven to voluntarily enlist in the Civil War. He was assigned to the 2nd Connecticut Regiment on April 22nd, 1861. Augustus fought for the North, fighting against slavery for the entirety of the war. After the war, in March 1865, Augustus returned to New Haven and spent the rest of his days as a firefighter. He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in 1880.

A Peoples' History of the Hill
  1. The Hill Intro
  2. Long Wharf
  3. Directions to Jackson Newspaper Protest Site
  4. Jackson Newspaper Protest
  5. Directions to Trowbridge Square Park
  6. Trowbridge Square Park
  7. Directions to Evergreen Cemetery
  8. Evergreen Cemetery
  9. Directions to Lee High School
  10. Lee High School
  11. Directions to Oak Street Connector
  12. Oak Street Connector
  13. Directions to Temple Street Congregational Church
  14. Temple Street Congregational Church
  15. Directions to the Green (Columbus Day Protests)
  16. Columbus Day Protests
  17. UPDATE: Columbus Protest Victories
  18. Directions to the Green (Occupy Movement)
  19. Occupy Wall Street Movement
  20. Directions to the Green (CT Students for a Dream)
  21. C4D Dream Summit on the Green
  22. Directions to Amistad Memorial
  23. Amistad Memorial
  24. Directions to City Hall
  25. City Hall - Elm City Resident Card
  26. Directions to New Guinea
  27. New Guinea
  28. Directions to Superior Courthouse
  29. Superior Courthouse - Black Panther Trials
  30. Stay at the Courthouse
  31. Superior Courthouse - Support for Corey Menafee
  32. Directions Back to Trowbridge Square Park or Long Wharf
  33. End of the Hill Tour