African Burial Ground

 

Location: 1540 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23219

“The second African Burial Ground has a complex history. In 1816, following protests by free people of color in Richmond, the city finally closed the “Burial Ground for Negroes” in Shockoe Bottom and opened a new burial ground for blacks on the northern edge of town. It would consist of “one acre for the free people of colour, and one for slaves in the City, belonging to the Corporation.”

 

Source: https://www.richmondcemeteries.org/potters-field/

Photo credit: Africa Access  5/2019