The Coronavirus Claims Black Morticians, Leaving Holes In Communities

Posted by on September 12, 2021 7:01 am
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Mortician Shawn Troy stands at the grave of his father, William Penn Troy Sr., at Hillcrest Cemetery outside Mullins, S.C., in May.

Since the start of the pandemic, about 130 Black morticians have died from COVID-19. Their deaths are particularly notable because of the prominent role they have long played in many communities.

(Image credit: Allen G. Breed/AP)

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