Posted By Bill Payer on May 6, 2021 | 0 comments

CAINHOY — The developer of the Oak Bluff subdivision must stop all work and arrange for a new archaeological survey of a portion of the property that includes an African American burial ground.

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, which has jurisdiction over gravesites, sent a notice on May 5 to Crescent Homes’ Land Development Director Robert Pickard referring to “concerns about potential additional graves not being accounted for.”

Accompanying the email to Pickard were eight photographs of rectangular depressions in the ground taken the day before by Charleston Councilwoman Marie Delcioppo. Four of the depressions were in perfect alignment, and all were positioned east-west, which is typical of Christian burials, she said.”

To see the article in the Post & Courier CLICK HERE (Non subscribers will encounter a paywall)

To see a statement by Ms Delcioppo CLICK HERE

Photo by Councilwoman Marie Delcioppo

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