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Articles and Video Clips




The Sacred Ground Where Black Americans Search For Their Roots - 10/30/23


Tampa Bay Times (FL) archive of articles on lost / erased cemeteries

WTSP-TV News (Tampa Bay, FL) archive of news reports

Volunteers to restore century-old African American Cemetery - Bay News 9, 11/18

Safety Harbor Volunteers try to save African American cemetery - WTSP-TV, 3/18

Safety Harbor's African-American cemetery getting a facelift - Times, 6/17

Safety Harbor African-American cemetery receiving much-needed care - Bay News 9, 6/17

Safety Harbor African American Cemetery Restoration effort quickly making progress - SH Connect, 6/17

New group determined to save Safety Harbor’s African American Cemetery - SH Connect, 5/17

Who Will Save the Safety Harbor Black Cemetery? - Patch, 7/13

Presentation to Safety Harbor City Commission 12/17/18 (advance video to 10:28)

Videos of the February 2021 excavation by archaeologists at the North Clearwater (FL) cemetery site. 2 videos..."Live" = Day 1...advance video to 2:00 and "Tuesday 11am" = Day 2...advance video to 1:25 

2/21/21 News package from CBS showing VA GOP Senator and Dem Governor working together on behalf of African American cemetery saying..."Some things transcend politics."

National network to connect researchers and concerned citizens working to preserve historical Black cemeteries (6/24/21)

Once abandoned cemetery (Whispering Souls) now has new owner (8/3/21)

Legal Ruling Protects Whispering Souls Cemetery / WTSP-TV News Report (8/6/21)

Saving Whispering Souls: A group of citizens granted ownership of Safety Harbor cemetery (9/16/21)

When Black History Is Unearthed, Who Gets to Speak for the Dead? - 10/4/21

It’s a matter of dignity and justice to acknowledge African American cemetery erasure - Tampa Bay Times, 2/2/22

Video - Two Centuries of Jacksonville: Abandoned African American Cemeteries

Video - CBS "60 Minutes" 11/27/22...Forgotten Black Cemeteries Uncovered In Florida (13:00)

​Video - CBS "60 Minutes Overtime" / Finding reconciliation (5:15)

Video - WTSP-TV, 11/30/22 - "Erased: The fight to restore Tampa Bay area's destroyed black cemeteries" (23:30)



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"A Granddaughter's Journey To Finish What Her Grandfather Couldn't" - Safety Harbor Living, 6/22

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