Press and publications

Header image from New York Times article about East End Cemetery

Ryan K. Smith, “Signs of Community: African American Plate-Style Gravestones in Central Virginia,” Markers 39 (2024): 4-43.

Adam Rosenblatt, Erin Holloway Palmer, and Brian Palmer, “Permanent Reconstruction in Richmond’s Black Cemeteries,” chapter 9 in Grave History: Death, Race, and Gender in Southern Cemeteries, edited by Kami Fletcher and Ashley Towle (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2023).

VCU Class Creates StoryMaps of 2 Historic Black Cemeteries,” Richmond Free Press, October 12-14, 2023

Brian McNeill, “VCU students’ online story maps highlight the history of Richmond’s Barton Heights and Woodland cemeteries,” VCU News, October 10, 2023

Kathryn L. Howell, Meghan Z. Gough, and Hannah M. Cameron, “Why are we asking for a seat at the table that our ancestors created for us?” The importance of cultural landscapes and power in urban planning,” Journal of Urban Affairs (2023)

Cathy Dyson, “Digging into the past for present and future generations,” Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, June 25, 2023

Delaney Murray, “Digital Map Project Reveals the History of Richmond’s Barton Heights Cemeteries,” WRIC News, March 27, 2023

Brian McNeill, “Digital Map of Richmond’s Barton Heights Cemeteries to be Unveiled,” VCU News, March 21, 2023

Meghan Z. Gough, Kathryn Howell & Hannah Cameron, The Structural Challenge of Power and Whiteness in Planning: Evidence From Historic Black Cemetery Restoration, Planning Theory & Practice 23:4 (2022): 536-55

Rachel DePompa, “Drone helps researchers find unmarked graves at East End Cemetery,” Richmond NBC12, June 13, 2022

Jeremy Lazarus, “8,000 potential gravesites identified at East End Cemetery using drone and hydrology mapping software,” Richmond Free Press, February 24, 2022

Stephanie Spera, Elizabeth Zizzamia, Matthew Franklin, and Ryan K. Smith “Recovering a Black Cemetery: Automated Mapping of Hidden Gravesites using an sUAV and GIS in East End Cemetery, Richmond, VA,” International Journal of Historical Archaeology (2022)

Software Analysis of East End Cemetery

Descendant Voices at East End and Evergreen Cemeteries, 2021

Ryan K. Smith, Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond’s Historic Cemeteries (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020)

Paul Karns, “In Need of Repair,” Richmond Magazine, October 14, 2020

Digital map provides access to historic African-American cemetery online, Richmond’s NBC12, May 30, 2020

Volunteers use GPS technology to map, clean up East End Cemetery, Richmond’s NBC12, February 2, 2020

Douglas L. Winiarski, “Back to Class: City of the Dead,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 13, 2018

Brian McNeill, “At community gathering, UR and VCU to unveil digital map of East End Cemetery,” VCU News, April 20, 2018

East End Cemetery Collaboratory: UR and VCU deepen connections to historic African-American Cemetery,” University of Richmond, November 2017

Brian Palmer, “For the Forgotten American Dead,” New York Times, January 7, 2017