Why Are Black & White Funeral Homes STILL Separate?

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From Ask A Mortician.

"Black people used death to claim humanity."

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Dr. Fletcher’s book: Till Death Do Us Part: American Ethnic Cemeteries as Borders Uncrossed
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Mortician: Caitlin Doughty
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The books "To Serve the Living: Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death" by Suzanne E. Smith and "Passed on: African American Mourning Stories: A Memorial" by Karla FC Holloway largely informed the research for this video. Thank you Dr. Smith and Dr. Holloway for your thought-provoking work.

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***SELECTED SOURCES/ADDITIONAL READING***

To Serve the Living: Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death
Smith, Suzanne E. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts. London, England. 2010.
https://www.dukeupress.edu/passed-on

Passed on: African American Mourning Stories: A Memorial
Holoway, Karla FC. Duke University Press. Durham & London. 2002. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674036215

"THE CITY OF THE DEAD FOR COLORED PEOPLE: BALTIMORE’S MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY, 1807– 2012"
Dr. Kami Fletcher, 2013
https://search.proquest.com/openview/19b5e06ad67f0b057fd902de5abb03d3/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y

"BALTIMORE’S MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY: AUTONOMOUSLY AFRICAN & FREE FROM WHITE CONTROL"
http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/baltimores-mount-auburn-cemetery-autonomously-african-free-white-control

"The City of the Dead: The Place of Cultural Identity and Environmental Sustainability in the African-American Cemetery"
Jones, Diane. Landscape Journal: design, planning, and management of the land, Volume 30 (2) – Oct 20, 2011
https://www.deepdyve.com/lp/university-of-wisconsin-press/the-city-of-the-dead-the-place-of-cultural-identity-and-environmental-k7SPQ3gXKr?articleList=%2Fsearch%3Fquery%3DThe%2BCity%2Bof%2Bthe%2BDead%253A%2BThe%2BPlace%2Bof%2BCultural%2BIdentity%2Band%2BEnvironmental%2BSustainability%2Bin%2Bthe%2BAfrican-American%2BCemetery

"The Persistent Racism of America’s Cemeteries"
https://slate.com/human-interest/2017/01/america-s-segregated-cemeteries-are-important-troves-of-forgotten-black-history.html

"Hidden in Plain Sight: Cemeteries and Civil Rights"
https://www.civilrightsafterlife.com/

"Black Female Undertakers in 20th-Century Baltimore"
https://www.aaihs.org/black-female-undertakers-in-20th-century-baltimore/

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