Unmarked: Stories Told

Unmarked: Stories Told is a collaborative project between Single Carrot Theatre, St. John’s Church, and residents of Waverly and the surrounding communities. Unmarked will commemorate 41 unmarked gravesites of African Americans from the latter half of the 19th century in the cemetery of St. John’s Church in Waverly. Unmarked is working with historian and local resident, Jessica Douglas, to uncover as much historical information as possible about the individuals interred and life for Black Americans during the Reconstruction Era. St. John’s Church will build a commemorative garden to honor the space. Single Carrot Theatre will work with 1-3 local playwrights to create theatrical texts based on this research and community conversations to be performed at the unveiling of the commemorative garden. Unmarked will commemorate the lives of those interred in the cemetery, acknowledge wrongdoings of the past and present with the goal of healing and strengthening community ties today.

Funding for this project is provided by the Baltimore National Heritage Area and the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund

JULY 15th, 16th, and 17th at St John’s Church (3001 Old York Rd)

Friday @ 7pm

Saturday @ 7pm

Sunday @ 2pm

FREE and open to the public! Bring a blanket 🙂