African Burial Ground

Dana Ollestad, photographer2018

The Valentine

The Valentine
Richmond, United States

The African Burial Ground located at 15th and E. Broad streets in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood appears on a city surveyor's map of 1809 as a "Burial Ground for Negroes." Richmond's African Burial Ground was active from before 1750 through 1816.

Long lost to view, repossession began on October 10, 2004 with the dedication of the historic highway marker "Gabriel's Execution" on the sidewalk overpass on E. Broad Street between 15th and 16th streets. The Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project formed to carry out the reclamation of Richmond's black history.


  • Title: African Burial Ground
  • Creator: Dana Ollestad, photographer
  • Date Created: 2018
  • Location Created: Richmond, VA USA

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