New nonprofit seeks to locate and record gravesites of Black people in NB

Mary Louise McCarthy-Brandt is the chairperson of a new group looking to document cemeteries of Black people who lived in New Brunswick. (Credit: Shane Fowler/CBC)
Mary Louise McCarthy-Brandt is the chairperson of a new group looking to document cemeteries of Black people who lived in New Brunswick. (Credit: Shane Fowler/CBC)

Mary Louise McCarthy-Brandt has been tracking down forgotten gravesites of New Brunswick’s Black families for years.

She tends to the Wheary Graveyard in Keswick and was part of a group that campaigned for a new memorial stone at the Kingsclear Kilburn Community Cemetery. There, the graves of more than 50 Black people that were not relocated when the Mactaquac Dam was built in the 1960s were flooded and are now underwater. 

Source: CBC

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