Area churches to host historic marker unveiling   

The Saint Peters Cemetery in Archer is the finalresting place of many slaves whose families still live in the area many generations later.
The Saint Peters Cemetery in Archer is the final resting place of many slaves whose families still live in the area many generations later. (Photo by Suzette Cook)

A Florida Historical Marker will be dedicated at the St. Peter Cemetery on Oct. 22 in Archer. 

The St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, and Banks United Methodist Church, in partnership with The St. Peter Cemetery Committee and the St. Peter St. Paul Community Council, will host an unveiling ceremony of St. Peter Cemetery of Archer Florida Historical Marker. 

The dedication takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 17026 SW 83rd Ave. in Archer. 

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The neighborhood reunion and dedication ceremony will celebrate the church’s history and commemorate the ancestors resting in the Historic St. Peter Cemetery in the Pinesville, St. Peter neighborhoods of Archer.  

Lunch will be served, and special guests will include Rickey Nattiel, Michael Nattiel, Jr., Derrick Robinson, and Jearl Miles Clark.  

Email spspcommunitycouncil@gmail.com no later than Oct. 15 for more information and to RSVP for the ceremony.  

A 2021 documentary film titled “They Taught Us How to Work, How to Love One Another” chronicled the preservation of an African American cemetery featuring the St. Peter Cemetery.

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