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Drayton Hall African American Cemetery Dedication

Charleston, SC (WCSC) -  It was a day of remembrance and celebration at Drayton hall plantation.

Drayton is one of Charleston's historic plantations and they honored the lives of people of African descent named and unknown who were laid to rest on the property centuries ago.

Lonnie Bunch, who is the Director of the Smithsonian's National museum of African-American history and culture says.

"Often the story of the enslaved, the story of black like is often forgotten or left out today. We have an opportunity to take a plantation to help people understand that this is a house to black and white community."

Drayton hall is one of the oldest African-American cemeteries in the nation...At least 40 people are buried in the cemetery that is still in use and dates back to the 1700s.

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