"The stones in Laurel Grove South mark the graves of Savannah's most prominent black citizens and oldest black families; they honor black war heroes; and tell the sad stories of courageous and enterprising slaves. But many inscriptions have been worn away by wind, rust, and rain... 'This cemetery is a historic gem,' W. W. Law says. 'There is no source that holds as much black history.' "
-Savannah Morning News, December 20, 1999.