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Fordham University (Bronx, NY 10458-9993)
Sandra Arnold (Project Director: May 2013 to present)

Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans

Burial grounds of enslaved African Americans are primarily unmarked, abandoned, and are increasingly vanishing from our landscape--taking with them history, heritage, and a people's place in the world. The initial stage of our work is to document as many burial grounds as possible by taking a public census of their location. To assist in our efforts, a website ( has been established.

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Project fields:
American Studies

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2013 – 11/30/2014