Local Work

Students from Public School 48 (Bronx NY) who discovered a slave burial ground in Joseph Rodman Drake Park Photo: Richard Harbus

Students from Public School 48 (Bronx NY) who discovered a slave burial ground in Joseph Rodman Drake Park
Photo: Richard Harbus

Sen. Jeff Klein Announced $180,000 in funding for African Slave Burial Ground in Hunts Point Photo: Bronx Times

Sen. Jeff Klein Announced $180,000 in funding for African Slave Burial Ground in Hunts Point
Photo: Bronx Times


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"Burial grounds demonstrate not only the existence of slaves but of communities — of families and shared experiences, of suffering and struggle, and of dignifying rites of humanity across generations. The roots of these communities run deep, and bind families and communities to the land and this nation then and now."  -  David W. Blight, The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, & Abolition, Yale University


African Burying Ground, Bedminster NJ Marker Installed by local community in June 2016 Photo: Mary Jane Fennell

African Burying Ground, Bedminster NJ
Marker Installed by local community in June 2016
Photo: Mary Jane Fennell

Make the Ground Talk
Brian & Erin Palmer

The East End Cemetery Clean Up &
Restoration Project

Richmond & Henrico County, VA
 

Portsmouth African Burying Ground
Portsmouth, NH

Hunts Point Slave Burial Ground
Bronx, NY

God's Little Acre
Newport, RI

The African American Cemetery at Wessyngton Plantation
Cedar Hill, TN

The Remembering Project
Williamsburg, VA

African American Cemeteries in Albemarle & Amherst Counties                                                                       Lynchburg, VA