November 1, 2021
North Carolina, United States
African American History / Studies, Archival Science, Archaeology, Local History
Celebrate All Saints Day by learning about cemetery archaeology and genealogy with this virtual program!
A panel of archaeologists and a genealogist will discuss identification, documentation guidelines, and research resources and challenges.
A keynote will follow: Gone and Nearly Forgotten: Reclaiming African American Heritage in Rural Southern Cemeteries. Professor Charles Ewen of East Carolina University will provide comments and discuss his current project, a 400-grave cemetery in Ayden, N.C. and ways ECU has partnered with communities for twenty years to investigate African American cemeteries.
Christine Botta, Administrator, Friends of the Archives of N.C.