Throughout the South, vast numbers of African-American gravesites and burial grounds for enslaved persons have
been lost or are disappearing through neglect and nature reclaiming the solemn tombstones and markers.

Recently, there has been a rise in the restoration and preservation of forgotten sites by those who have a personal connection with the deceased or an appreciation of their historical significance. But there is much work to be done in order to preserve this part of America’s history. Unmarked not only explores these untold stories of the past but also the efforts underway to preserve them.
This intriguing documentary is part of the growing public interest in the preservation of African American burial grounds. Leading that journey to inspire discussion by families is Unmarked's timely take about an important topic."

-Common Sense Media

Unmarked is about how these memorials are yet another manifestation of history’s injustice. It features the archivists, archaeologists, volunteers and descendants who are searching for and restoring African American cemeteries and burial sites. Their efforts are a reclamation of the histories that have been buried and neglected by a dominant society keener on commemorating the slavers instead of the enslaved."
-Radheyan Simonpillai, The Guardian
A film by Brad J. Bennett. & Chris Haley
40 minutes, color, 2021


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