photographs and stories from Holt cemetery gravediggers
The story of New Orleans Holt Cemetery and its caretakers. Holt is one of the seven city-owned cemeteries in New Orleans, and unlike most private, above ground cemeteries in the city, Holt's burials are entirely underground. Families cannot own a plot, but can continue to use one as long as they keep it maintained, otherwise it can taken by another. Special thanks to Kara Oehler (editor) and the caretakers, Howard Rollins (narrator), Warren Ernest, and Michael Cooper.