Thousands of Americans of color's names and life stories are being lost or left unfinished due to being buried in dilapidated and overrun cemeteries and burial grounds across the United States. Many of these cemeteries and burial grounds have either very little or no documentation to account for those interred. This information is key to telling the complete life story of these Americans. The damaging effects of weather and unabated terrain make this work urgent to prevent further loss..
This project will use modern technology including drones equipped with cameras and ground penetrating radar (GPR) to overcome the obstacle of access to these neglected cemeteries.
Please contact us to volunteer or submit names and locations of cemeteries and burial grounds that meet the criteria.
Images from our beta test conducted in 2019. The final resting place of many BIPOC Americans are being lost in the trees of active cemeteries. These spaces need to be documented before they are completely lost.