In 2021, the Maryland General Assembly directed the Maryland Commission on African American History & Culture and the Maryland Historical Trust to study the needs of historic African American cemeteries, with feedback from stakeholders including the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites, Preservation Maryland, descendant communities, and the general public.
This momentous and urgent project will culminate in a report with recommendations to the General Assembly in the spring of 2022. Please help your representatives understand the challenges faced by African American burial sites by filling out the survey HERE. Please alert churches, organizations, and other cemetery stakeholders about this important statewide effort.
For more information, see https://africanamerican.maryland.gov/historic-african-american-cemetery-project/
Online survey: https://forms.gle/QwPKBDUPDwW7jFuRA
Printable survey form: AfricanAmericanCemeterySurvey20212022.pdf