Burl "Jaybird" Coleman and his Grave Troubles

Produced by the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund

Coleman was a very popular musician around Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama. His recording career, by comparison, was perhaps a modest success. In 1950, the military veteran passed and his grave received a marker from the federal government. Some years back it became dislodged from the burial site and forgotten in an abandoned section of Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Bessemer, Alabama. We plan to remedy the situation this summer. Click the Donate tab above to contribute to our ongoing efforts...

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