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The Disturbing Erasure of Black Burial Grounds

The gentrification of these once sacred spaces is costing us our culture

There are many parts to this story and all of them are true.

I dug my first grave at the age of six, in the backyard of a house that is no longer there. The house was behind a street that sucked the spirit out of alive Black boys. I’d known…



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Amber Butts

Amber Butts is a storyteller, cultural strategist, and grief worker. She firmly believes in the bonds of living beings everywhere.