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Beneath the surface of a quiet hillside in Richmond Virginia lies important history The hillside holds the unmarked remains of AfricanAmericans in a cemetery named Mt Olivet What started out as a basic interment register transcription by the author turned into tracking evidence on a trail of unsettling activities that took place on land she considered sacred With over 1300 interments listed Frantels goal was to bring light to those who time had forgotten Instead what she discovered was entry after entry listing gravesites as reopened or with another indicating multiple burials in the same grave Much of the surface provided few clues regarding individual interments therefore the author hired an engineering firm to conduct ground penetrating radar on portions of the site The 2D and 3D images retrieved as a result are shocking The belowground disturbance indications document the distressing questionable cemetery activities from that time The signal sent back from the GPR beckons us to consider the message from the past Consider the inaudible child who was interred on May 27 1901 and died from want of attentionshe may have the loudest voice of all The book includes the registers front name index which is arranged partially alphabetically by surname and includes full name and page number The interment entries are listed chronologically and include as available full name date interred age marital status gender cause of death partial gravesite location information and remarks An appendix provides the local Mayors humble speech from 1878 indicating his concern for the lack of securely marked grave locations at the cemetery An editorial apparatus bibliography and full name index complete the work
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