Watch and listen to these video and radio interviews to learn more about our work.
Raising the Volume Episode XVII: Anson Street African Burial Project
Produced by the Charleston Gaillard Center, Raising the Volume is a conversation on music, race, art, activism, and more curated by Artists-in-Residence, Marcus Amaker and Charlton Singleton. This episode is an interview with La'Sheia Oubre, Joanna Gilmore, Raquel Fleskes and Theodore Schurr and focuses on their work with the ASABG project.
Mapping Charleston's Black Burial Grounds
This Virtual Lunch + Learn session is hosted by the Preservation Society of Charleston. It focused on the Charleston's Mapping Charleston's Black Burial Grounds initiative. Project team members discuss the goals of the initiative, as well as best practices for researching, documenting, and interpreting African-descendant burial grounds. Anson Street African Burial Ground Project team members, La’Sheia Oubre and Joanna Gilmore, and Malika Pryor-Martin, Chief Learning and Engagement Officer at the International African American Museum.
When the Ancestors Speak From Beyond the Grave
Dr. Gina Paige, of African Ancestry, hosts a conversation with the ASABG team and Dr. Felicia Bevel, Assistant Professor at the University of North Florida. Through historical, anthropological, archaeological, genetic, and genealogical research the teams of The Anson Street African Burial Ground Project and the Red Hill Cemetery Project have taken up the Ancestor's charge to share, preserve and protect African descendant burial grounds. Listen to learn these long untold stories and the newest genetic research into understanding how they lived.
Black History Talks Radio Interview
Dr. Bernard Powers is the founding director of the College of Charleston’s Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston and a professor emeritus of history at the university. He’s an expert on African American history and culture and the role of slavery in American history. During his show, Dr. Powers walks listeners through the importance of studying black history while highlighting our nation's most honorable black historians. In this episode he interviewed ASABG project team members, La'Sheia Oubre and Joanna Gilmore, to discuss the ASABG project.
Live & Local Conversation on OHM Radio 8-16-23
In 2022, the Preservation Society of Charleston was awarded an African American Civil Rights Grant by the National Park Service for the Mapping Burial Grounds Project. In this radio show, Live and Local host Zandrina Dunning is joined by La'Sheia Oubre' and Joanna Gillmore of the Anson Street African Burial Ground project to talk about preserving our local and sacred burial grounds by holding community sessions.