Tag: locating unmarked burials

Some 872 probable human remains have been discovered in the African American section of Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery. Information about upcoming preservation efforts are to be provided Saturday during a Juneteenth program sponsored by the Historic Oakland Foundation.

Source: Oakland Cemetery contains some 872 remains in African American section – SaportaReport

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) …

Source: More than 800 unmarked African-American graves found at Oakland Cemetery – Atlanta INtown Paper