My award-winning documentary "Sacred Ground: The Battle for Mount Auburn Cemetery" is now streaming and available for purchase.
"Sacred Ground: The Battle for Mount Auburn Cemetery" tells the story of community activists and family members battling a Methodist Church for control of the historic African-American Cemetery. For years, Mount Auburn Cemetery was the only place African-Americans could be buried in the city of Baltimore. It is the burial place of lightweight boxing champion Joe Gans, the first African-American world champion in any sport, and numerous leaders of the early Civil Rights struggle. It is a registered historic landmark that has fallen into such shocking disrepair that human bones litter the ground. It is a tale of grave recycling and grave robbing but mostly a tale of underdogs fighting the powers-to-be so that their ancestors can rest in dignity.
This film was a definite labor of love both for us, the filmmakers, and our "stars"over our six years of filming. More importantly, I believe the pressure we applied help improve conditions at this sad landmark. Director David Butler and I are delighted that the film is now available.
You can stream the film here: PureFlix It is a subscription website, but they offer a free one month trial. Feel free to sign up, enjoy a free month, then cancel before you are charged.
You can also buy the film here: Sacred Ground
The film is also available at libraries all around the country. Ask for it at yours!
Here's the trailer:
Be sure to check out my book The Promise, or the Pros and Cons of Talking with God. It is available in paperback and on Kindle courtesy of TouchPoint Press.