Meet me in the Bottom : the struggle to reclaim Richmond's African burial ground / a Burn Baby Burn production ; produced by VCU Department of African American Studies ; directed by Shawn O. Utsey.

The Burial Ground for Negroes (ca. 1750-1816) is located north of Broad Street, between 15th and 16th Streets. It is the oldest municipal cemetery for enslaved and free Blacks known to exist in the Richmond area. An 1810 map shows the Negro Burial Ground near Broad Street and Shockoe Creek. Today th...

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Other Authors: Utsey, Shawn O. (Director)
Format: Video
Language:English
Published: United States : Privately Published, 2010.
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Summary:The Burial Ground for Negroes (ca. 1750-1816) is located north of Broad Street, between 15th and 16th Streets. It is the oldest municipal cemetery for enslaved and free Blacks known to exist in the Richmond area. An 1810 map shows the Negro Burial Ground near Broad Street and Shockoe Creek. Today the Burial Ground for Negroes sits adjacent to a parking lot owned by Virginia Commonwealth University. In fact, there are questions as to whether the Burial Ground lies beneath the parking lot. Activist and other groups have protested what is seen by many as a desecration of sacred ground. This documentary tells the story of the community's efforts to reclaim the Burial Ground as the final resting place of their ancestors.
Item Description:Title from resource description page (viewed November 12, 2018).
Physical Description:1 online resource (51 min.)
Playing Time:00:51:13
Language:In English.