The Hidden Cemeteries of Essex County

In this presentation, teachers David Brian and Stephen Punga explain how they brought together their geography and history students for a collaboration called the Hidden Cemeteries Project.

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Posted February 18, 2020

Their students created an interactive map and database of headstones belonging primarily to settlers of African descent in the region. This interactive map is now a community resource hosted on the Town of Essex’s website and serves as a tool to help those who were interested in locating the headstones of these early African settlers.

This presentation was part of the Making Community Stories Big panel at the 12th Canada's History Forum, Small Stories, Big Ideas, held on January 19, 2020.

Governor General's History Awards Winner David Brian and Stephen Punga are recipients of the 2019 Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

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