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Stone with the words etched "Sacred to the Memory of the Enslaved Africans who may be buried here. May we someday know their names."

Wyndham Land Trust

In a collaborative effort with generous donors, Wyndham Land Trust recently dedicated and installed a memorial stone commemorating enslaved African Americans believed to be buried at the Higginbotham Cemetery in unmarked graves.

Located in WLT’s Nightingale Forest Preserve, this discovery was made in partnership with the Pomfret Historical Society, through ongoing research with original documents, African American genealogy, and gravestone restoration.

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council, in partnership with The Last Green Valley and with funding from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, is pleased to have supported this project through an Advancement Initiative to help shed light on the history and honor the individuals buried on this land…

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