Following the 2pm Soil Collection Project ceremony at 1898 Memorial Park, a funeral procession and graveside memorial service will be held in memory of the late Joshua Halsey who was killed during the massacre and coup d’état. Halsey’s gravesite is the first of the 1898 victims to be located, which is a notable discovery made by the Third Person Project under the sponsorship of UNCW’s Office of Community Engagement and Applied Learning.
Beginning at 3:15 p.m., a horse-drawn carriage with the soil samples identifying Halsey will begin a procession from the corner of 6th and Bladen streets down Red Cross Street to Pine Forest Cemetery.
Descendants of Mr. Halsey will be in attendance, along with state and local leaders, and a graveside eulogy will be given by Rev. Dr. William Barber, II.
The community is encouraged to line the streets for the funeral procession. WECT will live-stream the procession and graveside service on their social media pages and on WECT.com for the community to watch.