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Title 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
Published United States : Privately Published, 2010


Description 1 online resource (51 min.)
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
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed November 12, 2018)
In English
Subject African Americans -- Virginia -- Richmond -- History
African American cemeteries -- Virginia -- Richmond -- History
Slave cemeteries -- Virginia -- Richmond -- History
African American cemeteries.
African Americans.
Slave cemeteries.
Richmond (Va.) -- History.
Virginia -- Richmond.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Utsey, Shawn O., director
Burn Baby Burn Production, production company.
Virginia Commonwealth University. Department of African American Studies, production company.