Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Lonely Bones

Directed by Kevin Walker, this 30-minute documentary focuses on Johnson Cemetery in Camden, New Jersey, one of the poorest cities in the United States. Johnson Cemetery is the final resting place for over 120 members of the United States Colored Troops, the African American soldiers who fought valiantly for the North during the Civil War. Yet today, the legacy of these soldiers lies buried under dirt, debris and the detritus of the drug trade: Johnson Cemetery, long neglected, has essentially become a needle park. 

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