Clemson University

Tours of Woodland Cemetery and the African American Burial Ground

Guided one-hour walking tours of Woodland Cemetery and the African American Burial Ground at Clemson University will introduce participants to the history of this sacred site and current research, community engagement, and memorialization efforts. Between July 2020 and January 2021, ground penetrating radar (GPR) revealed at least 667 unmarked burials in Woodland Cemetery on the Clemson University campus. We believe these burials belong to Africans and African Americans with long connections to Clemson's history, including those who were free and enslaved, sharecroppers, tenant farmers, domestic laborers, convicted laborers, and Clemson's early Black wage workers. Space is limited. Tours begin at 12:00pm and run on the hour. The last tour begins at 3:00pm. Register for a tour using this Google form:

Sunday, July 10 at 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Woodland Cemetery

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