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The Galilee Cemetery dates back to Sarasota’s early days, but the passage of time has not been kind. After many years of neglect, the Galilee Cemetery Task Force organized a clean-up campaign, created a more appealing entrance and recruited New College of Florida Professor Dr. Uzi Baram to document the lives of the interred. In February of 2010, Dr. Baram assembled anthropology students from New College of Florida and State College of Florida to assist members of the Task Force in a project that will systematically record the location of as many graves as possible. This is the first step in a research effort that is expected to add several new chapters to our knowledge of Sarasota’s black community.

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Galilee Cemetery – Sarasota County, Florida (Florida Gravestones)

New College of Florida Public Archaeology Laboratory

Report on the 2010-12 Survey of the Galilee Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida: Community, Race, and Commemoration, by Uzi Baram (