Mt. Zion Cemetery in Georgetown Grave Robbing

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Title

Mt. Zion Cemetery in Georgetown Grave Robbing

Subject

Grave Robbing in the 19th century was prominent in black cemeteries.

Description

In the 19th century, students at American medical schools stole the corpses of recently-buried African Americans to be used for dissection.

Creator

Flickr/Josh

Date

19th century

Contributor

Ashley Jais

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Image

Type

Photograph

Coverage

The medical society was desperate for cadevers that they would use methods such as grave robbing or murder, like Burke and Hare, to obtain bodies.

Files

african_american_graveyard_1050x700.jpg

Citation

Flickr/Josh, “Mt. Zion Cemetery in Georgetown Grave Robbing,” Enlightenmens, accessed December 2, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/834.

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