We work hard to share our work and to get our efforts noticed by the media. We believe that a well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of the latest coverage we’ve received below and help spread the word about the importance of preserving and protecting African descendant burial grounds.
Community Art Exhibition at McLeod Plantation Historic Site
In June 2021, La'Sheia Oubré and Joanna Gilmore installed the artwork created by school children and community members, inspired by the research into the lives of the 36 Ancestors found at Anson Street.
Article published in Science Magazine features the ASABG project
A recent article published in Science presents the Anson Street Burial Ground research and memorialization process as an alternative to the ways in which the remains of people of African descent have been treated in anthropology.
Ephrath and Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church cemeteries at 88 Smith Street
From July 2020 until March 2021, ASABG project organizers worked to research, protect and preserve these two burial grounds in downtown Charleston by raising funds to purchase the property.
First publication about the ASABG project research in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology!
On the day before Ade Ofunniyin transitioned to be with the Ancestors, the first article about the 36 was published. As a testament to the importance of this work, the journal editors chose to put a photograph from the reinterment ceremony on the journal cover.