National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans

The National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans (NBDEA) is a work of the Periwinkle Initiative.  The NBDEA is in its initial stage of development and is not available for public searches. 

However, if you have information on a burial or burial ground of a formerly enslaved American, please make a preliminary entry at the submission link below.  You may also view the report Memory & Landmarks: Report of the Burial Database Project of Enslaved Americans to learn more about the project's current stage of development and goals.

 

 

John Smith, Formerly enslaved American
Courtesy: Library of Congress