Find Where Your Slave Ancestors Are Buried

Fordham's user-generated website seeks to create a national cemetery database to reconnect the past.

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My opinion is these cemeteries represent history, not only for the families but also for society. To understand African-American, American or world history, one needs to know more about what Africans and African Americans were doing. If requested and done in an ethical manner, it could mean going to science to find answers for this community. It is something that's in the realm of possibilities or the range of things that people do to lend more importance to the memorials to the unknown African.

If you know of a slave burial ground in your area, you can share that information with Fordham University's Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans project here.

Hillary Crosley is the New York bureau chief at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.

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