The African American Burial Ground Project (AABGP) aims to recover and re-interpret African-American cemeteries in Florida. Currently focused on Zion Cemetery in Tampa, FL and Oaklawn Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL, the project is led and supported by a team of University of South Florida researchers who aim to unbury, unerase, and demarginalize Black cemeteries.
Learn more about the African American Burial Ground & Remember Project by clicking here.
A timeline of St. Petersburg African American Burial Grounds is available to download or read online. Compiled by USF Librarian David Shedden, the timeline – which will be updated periodically – covers St. Petersburg’s (FL) Oaklawn Cemetery complex, which included Oaklawn, Moffett, and Evergreen cemeteries.
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