Support Preservation of African American Burial Grounds
For many years, African American burial grounds across the nation like Pierce Chapel African Cemetery have suffered from a state of disrepair or are inaccessible, and many remain undocumented. These sacred places for tribute and memory are integral to the shared story of our American heritage.
As part of the FY 2023 omnibus spending package, Congress included provisions of the African American Burial Grounds Preservation Act that authorized a National Park Service-administered grant program to be implemented in consultation with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and African American heritage groups. This new $3 million grant program will aid efforts across the country to research, identify, document, preserve, and interpret historic African American burial grounds.
Please join the National Trust in asking your elected officials to support the newly authorized African American Burial Grounds Preservation Program by approving full funding of $3 million in FY 2024 appropriations.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The National Trust’s federal tax identification number is 53-0210807.
To donate by phone, call 1-800-944-6847.
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