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By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Black burial grounds preserve their past for the future.

Movie NR 2020 40 minutes
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This intriguing documentary is part of the growing public interest in the preservation of African American burial grounds. "This is an outdoor archive," says Unmarked's Brian Palmer, a Peabody Award-winning journalist and volunteer at Virginia's East End Cemetery. "That incredible joy of finding someone's relative, and then being able to learn something about that person, and to realize we're kind of rebuilding a community's history." Former Sweet Briar College professor and historian Lynn Rainville also notes that "it's a stroll not just then through the past, but a stroll that can provoke questions about our future and where we're headed." Leading that journey to inspire discussion by families is Unmarked's timely take about an important topic.

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