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Gainesville commemorates African Americans buried in previously unmarked graves

In the segregated cemetery in Alta Vista, GA, lie 1,146 African Americans in unmarked graves. Although there is little to no information about the people buried there, the bodies are thought to date from the 1870s to the 1950s. Alta Vista was desegregated in the 1960s. While friends and families marked some graves with piles of stones or wooden crosses, the majority had no memorial markers at all. Officials began the project of rectifying this in 2015, after the shooting […]

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