Texas Drought Uncovers Slave Cemetery

The record dry summer in Texas has uncovered a large slave graveyard in Corsicana, Texas. Archaeologist Alan Skinner of AR Consultants has uncovered at least twenty graves of African Americans, dating to the 19th century.

Archaeologists are currently working with government officials to determine the proper steps to further analyze and ultimately preserve the cemetery. To learn more about the finds, see the article in the Athens Review.

2 thoughts on “Texas Drought Uncovers Slave Cemetery

    1. Jennifer Lockett Post author

      I do not. I expect that, as with most excavations of cemeteries, the process of tracking down descendants is too costly and time-consuming. It’s not generally standard practice for official cemetery burials. I am only aware of such attempts in the cases of mass-graves or genocide-type burials.


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