Possible enslaved cemetery found

I just saw this article and wanted to share it because it happens to be related to the public history proposal I turned in yesterday.  My proposal had to do with burial traditions between white and non-white individuals in Atlanta in the 19th century.  This article talks about the lack of headstones which led the archaeologist to believe the individuals buried were slaves or free African Americans.  Because African American graves during this time were either unmarked or merely marked with field stones or wooden grave markers, they sadly remained anonymous after death.  However, discoveries like this with further research can hopefully shed some light on who could have been buried here.


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