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Historic African American Cemeteries Conference

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John Wesley Church

40125 Bond Street

Waterford, VA 20197

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Join Preservation Virginia and our friends and partners to address all facets of historic cemetery preservation.

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This t event will convene multiple past and current partners addressing the topic of historic African American cemeteries and burial sites, growing in part from relationships formed as a result of Preservation Virginia’s African American Cemeteries, Statewide Most Endangered Historic Places listings in 2016 and 2017.

The program will address best practices of successful efforts and for community organizing, influencing decision-makers and local government, state agencies, and the private sector in recognizing and preserving this resource type. Discussion of public policy and the process of creating legislation born of greater awareness of the significance of historic African American cemeteries and burial sites will be one focus while local and volunteer groups will share their own advocacy case study experiences.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

8:30 am: Registration

9 am: Speakers and Sessions featuring keynote presentation by Brett Glymph, VOF and Viola Baskerville: Achieving Parity: African American Cemeteries and Advocacy, Public Policy, and Community Engagement.

12 pm: Boxed Lunch 

1 pm: Site Visits to Sycolin Cemetery and the African American Burial Ground for the Enslaved at Belmont.

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40125 Bond Street

Waterford, VA 20197

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