NAACP wants community input on next steps for 124 Black graves found in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — Lost graves from two long-gone Black cemeteries were detected on separate properties earlier this year.

The next steps were stalled by the pandemic that since March has limited gatherings.

But on Monday night, Zebbie Atkinson IV, president of the Clearwater/Upper Pinellas NAACP, told a virtual meeting of more than 50 people — including Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard, historians, civil rights activists and those with ancestors who might be buried in the graves — that it is…

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