Amy Galo - Fresh Take Florida
In the early 1900s, two cemeteries were established in Panama City – one for white residents, the other for African Americans. While the white cemetery is well maintained to this day, the Black burial ground is under a Goodyear tire shop.
In recent years, forgotten, neglected and abandoned Black cemeteries have begun to receive more attention. Across the United States, many unmarked African American graveyards have been rediscovered – often hidden under more recently built parking lots, schools and housing complexes.