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Hurricane of 1928 African American Mass Burial Site

The Hurricane of 1928 African American Mass Burial Site (also known as Paupers Cemetery) is a historic site in West Palm Beach, Florida. It is located near the junction of 25th Street and Tamarind Avenue, between I-95 and US 1. On September 12, 2002, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

History

After the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane, the bodies of hundreds of African Americans were taken to West Palm Beach and buried in an unmarked mass grave in the city's pauper cemetery. In 2000, the property was reacquired by the city, to memorialize the tragedy.

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