Alexandria, Virginia's Freedmen's Cemetery

Genealogist Char McCargo Bah talked about the Alexandria, Virginia, cemetery opened in 1864 for African American freedmen and slaves who escaped to… read more

Genealogist Char McCargo Bah talked about the Alexandria, Virginia, cemetery opened in 1864 for African American freedmen and slaves who escaped to Union Army lines during the Civil War. The cemetery fell into disrepair and was removed from maps, but was rediscovered in 1996. As a result of public awareness and archaeological investigations, a re-dedication ceremony was held in 2007 and a memorial park opened on the site in 2014. Ms. McCargo Bah is the author of Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom. This interview was recorded at an author event hosted by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. close

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Alexandria, Virginia's Freedmen's Cemetery

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457943-5
Category:
Interview
Format:
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 18, 2019 | 7:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jun 30, 2019 | 3:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • May 18, 2019 | 7:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 19, 2019 | 5:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 16, 2019 | 2:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 23, 2019 | 1:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 29, 2019 | 5:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 30, 2019 | 3:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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