Unmarked is a short documentary that tells the stories of neglected African American cemeteries and enslaved burial sites across the Commonwealth. Join the Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg for a free public screening of the film, followed immediately by a panel discussion featuring the filmmakers, historians, and advocates. The event will also include live music and poetry.

“Their efforts are a reclamation of the histories that have been buried and neglected by a dominant society keener on commemorating the slavers instead of the enslaved.”

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Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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