Los Angeles Unified School District
Central Los Angeles High School #9, Burial Recovery Project
Coordinated removal of remains from a historic cemetery in downtown Los Angeles.
Fort Moore was established in Los Angeles during the 1840s. Part of the site was turned into a cemetery, beginning in 1853; known as Los Angeles City Cemetery, the burial ground was taken over by the City in 1869 and closed by 1879. School construction projects in the 1890s-1940s led to many burials being uncovered.
In 2005, initial grading for construction of a new high school at Fort Moore Hill led to the discovery that not all burials had been removed. Charlane Gross, prior to founding GrassRoots, served as burial recovery task leader.