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African-American cemetery unearthed in Pennsylvania

An African-American cemetery, dating back to the 19th century, has been unearthed in Philadelphia, PA. Amelia Brown was likely a member of Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, the oldest African-American church in the country. At the time, the late 18th century, cemeteries in Philadelphia would not accept black people. Also at the time,

The search for unmarked African-American graves at Boone Cemetery

Researchers are using ground-penetrating radar to search for the unmarked graves of 30-40 African-Americans at Boone Cemetery in Iowa. Under the direction of Keith C. Seramur, an adjunct assistant research associate in the Department of Geology, and Cowan, students used the equipment to measure electrical resistance between two electrode probes