From Ask A Mortician.
"Black people used death to claim humanity."
The Collective for Radical Death Studies (Dr. Kami Fletcher, President): https://radicaldeathstudies.com/
Dr. Fletcher’s book: Till Death Do Us Part: American Ethnic Cemeteries as Borders Uncrossed
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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.
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
"BALTIMORE’S MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY: AUTONOMOUSLY AFRICAN & FREE FROM 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
"The Persistent Racism of America’s Cemeteries"
"Hidden in Plain Sight: Cemeteries and Civil Rights"
"Black Female Undertakers in 20th-Century Baltimore"