The City of Tampa added protections against future development over cemeteries, after communities raised the alarm about African American burial grounds that were built over and forgotten.
A new historical marker was unveiled Friday at the site of the old College Hill Cemetery in Tampa, where hundreds of minorities, mostly African Americans, were buried more than a century ago, before they were erased from maps in the mid-20th century.
The grounds on which Jeraldine Williams walks are as hallowed as the words she wrote for the woman buried beneath them.
Hillsborough County commissioners learned of 45 new unmarked graves and burial sites on county property Wednesday, just as the state legislature considered a bill that would find and save those sites across Florida.
USF forensic scientist Dr. Erin Kimmerle says she spent the last two years combing through historic records to track down the long-forgotten sites. The cemeteries became abandoned for a variety of reasons but once lost from official records and built over, they are extremely difficult to relocate.
Several erased African American cemeteries were uncovered in Tampa Bay in the last few years, and the work to do right by those buried hasn’t stopped.
The city of Tampa announced new protections that are likely coming for forgotten and vulnerable cemeteries, many of which of historic African American burial sites.
Lawmakers in Florida are moving the state another step toward grappling with its history of racial segregation, specifically regarding Black-only cemeteries that were covered over or otherwise ignored.
A new national center for information on African American cemeteries that were covered over by buildings or parking lots is working to document and honor Florida's lost Black Cemeteries.
The city of St. Petersburg will explore the next steps after archaeologists recently found a lost cemetery with three possible graves at Tropicana Field, the latest in an effort to uncover erased African American cemeteries in Tampa Bay.
Archeologists are spending the week at Tropicana Field looking for evidence of a lost African American cemetery that may have been paved over decades ago.
Archeologists in Clearwater can say with certainty they’ve found yet another African American cemetery – this time on private land that is home to FrankCrum company headquarters.
Archaeologists will begin "ground-truthing" the site of another forgotten Black cemetery in the Bay Area to determine whether any graves are still there.
Tuesday morning, MacDill Air Force Base hosted a memorial service for the lost Port Tampa Cemetery, burial grounds of African American citizens that were essentially forgotten when the base was opened back in 1941.
A future memorial for Ridgewood Cemetery on the campus of King High School is a step closer to reality following a presentation Monday to Black community leaders.
Archeologists have located 29 graves of African Americans in what used to be the North Greenwood Cemetery. The African American cemetery was relocated in 1954 to make way for redevelopment.
Archeologists and researchers have identified more than two dozen African American graves on what is now property owned by the city of Clearwater and Pinellas County schools.
Monday, crews got to work performing test excavations and core sampling with the hopes of verifying what those anomalies are.
The Hillsborough County school district took the next step Tuesday toward memorializing the people buried at the forgotten Ridgewood Cemetery, which was discovered on the King High School campus.
Archaeologists announced they have found 124 graves belonging to Black men and women, on two separate sites.