A sign in a field at the John Dickinson Plantation details the discovery of slave burial sites there. Photo by Charlie Megginson. A burial ground believed to contain the remains of enslaved people and others who lived, worked and died on the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover was found during archeological fieldwork in March. The historical site is …
‘Nothing will make me happier than reuniting [descendant families] with missing relatives,’ archaeologist Wade Catts said.
“’This is sacred ground for Delaware, and we will continue to treat it with the honor and respect it deserves,’ said Tim Slavin, a state official.
‘It can be uncomfortable to tell and hear,’ said supervisor Gloria Henry. ‘It’s very hard to hear some parts of history, but we will never shirk from that.’