Cemeteries for enslaved people can be difficult to find since many were unmarked and are no longer maintained. For this reason we are calling on anyone with local knowledge or family history to help us put these sacred sites back into the public record.
Please use the following link to submit a historic Virginia cemetery containing enslaved Africans and African-Americans to the site database of the Remembering Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom Project. We plan to use this database to conduct cemetery commemorations across Virginia and to assist in historic preservation efforts and public awareness of these sites.
Thanks very much for your contributions to this work!