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October 16, 2011

First black grad of Southwestern college gets a grave marker after 68 years

There was a high-energy and high-praise service Sunday for a man whose grave went unnoticed and unmarked for nearly seven decades. The Rev. Elijah Pilgrim Geiger, who lived from 1864 to 1943 and was buried in an unmarked grave in Wichita's Maple Grove Cemetery, finally received recognition Sunday from a state, city and congregation grateful for how he lived his life.

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