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Feb 21, 2022

As Hillsborough County, Florida Explores Forgotten Cemeteries, a National Archive Tracks Lost Black Graves

While one University of South Florida anthropologist continues her work further exploring more than 40 unmarked cemeteries and burial grounds in Hillsborough County, another is focusing on lost Black cemeteries.

Forgotten cemeteries are an issue nationally and here in the greater Tampa Bay region. A disproportionate number of them held Black graves.

Last week, Hillsborough County commissioners voted to further explore — with ground-penetrating radar and other technologies — three possible forgotten burial grounds in the county.

You can read the remainder of this story by Daylina Miller in the WUSF News web site at: https://bit.ly/3LQ4CVC.