The National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans (NBDEA) will be the first national repository for burials of individuals enslaved in the United States. This public resource will engage communities in documenting and preserving burial grounds and sacred spaces of the enslaved. Learn more about the work to create the NBDEA by viewing the report Memory & Landmarks.
This project is currently in development - and is not accepting burial submissions at this time. Donate to the project here.All photos: Courtesy of Library of Congress
* Edgar and Minerva Bendy, Ages 90 and 83 – Texas, 1936
* Negro graveyard on abandoned land - Santee-Cooper Basin, SC 1941*Attendants at Old Slave Day- Southern Pines - NC, 1937
*Decorating a soldier's grave. Negro section on Memorial Day- Arlington Cemetery – Arlington, VA, 1943
National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans is a project of the Periwinkle Humanities Initiative (PHI)