Lincoln Memorial Park

Lincoln Memorial, opened in 1924 in the Brownsville section of Miami, was for decades the black cemetery in Miami. Blacks sometimes marched to Lincoln Memorial playing tubas and trumpets in Dixieland funeral processions. Most of the 538 burial plots are above ground vaults. Dana Albert Dorsey, Miami's first black millionaire, and Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry, the first black woman to serve in the Florida Legislature, are among those buried here.