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African American Cemeteries Forum

800 Unmarked Graves~ Oakland Cem

Oakland Cemetery has discovered more than 800 unmarked graves in the African-American section of the historic burial ground.

Preparing for its next phase of restoration, the Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) recently conducted a geophysical survey of the African-American section in the cemetery and discovered some 872 probable grave sites. HOF’s Preservation, Restoration, and Operations (PRO) Team will cross-reference the flagged locations with the cemetery’s burial records to verify the data.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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