The African American Burial Ground & Remembering Project is an ongoing USF research study which addresses the erasure of historic black cemeteries in the Tampa Bay area. Awarded a USF Blackness and Anti-Black Racism grant in 2020, it consists of faculty, staff, and students from multiple disciplines across USF St. Pete and Tampa campuses. The project focuses on activities to identify, interpret, preserve, record, and memorialize previously unmarked, erased, abandoned, and underfunded African American burial grounds in Florida, with a focus on Tampa’s Zion Cemetery (located beneath Robles Park Village) and St. Petersburg’s Oaklawn, Evergreen, and Moffett cemeteries (located beneath a Tropicana Field parking lot and I-275).
Click here to explore an interactive exhibit about the project on ArcGIS StoryMaps prepared by Kaleigh Hoyt.
Dominique Cobb oral history interview, Dominique Cobb
Ennis Davis oral history interview, Ennis Davis
Corey Givens Jr. oral history interview, Corey Givens Jr.
Yvette Lewis oral history interview, Yvette Lewis
Gwendolyn Reese oral history interview, Gwendolyn D. Reese
Irving Sanchez III oral history interview, Irving Sanchez III
Mordecai Walker, Andrew Walker oral history interview, Mordecai Walker and Andrew Walker