Black Cemetery Network

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$908 raised

Project ended on April 14, 2024
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Who We Are

The Black Cemetery Network (BCN) is a platform for highlighting activities to identify, interpret, preserve and record African American burial grounds and their histories. These sites have been abandoned, neglected, erased and continually underrecognized throughout the U.S. Our network provides a space for honoring sacred spaces and sharing stories and resources to raise awareness about the marginalization of black cemeteries as a national concern.

What We Do

The Black Cemetery Network was founded in response to the national call to action to raise awareness about the issue of erasure and silencing of black cemeteries throughout the U.S. These cemeteries contain stories about people, places and families that are often missing from the larger public narrative. Our network connects living records of forgotten histories through research, advocacy and collaboration.

Your Impact

African American cemeteries contain narratives frequently absent from mainstream discourse, and the BCN acts as a vital hub for research, education and outreach initiatives. Your ongoing support is crucial for our research and outreach endeavors. With your help, we can further our mission, broaden our impact and ensure the stories told on our platform may be shared for years to come

USF Faculty and Staff: You can give online through this site, or complete this payroll deduction form (enter fund #420236, Black Cemetery Network Fund) and email it to fscampaign@usf.edu.

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Total Donors in FY23

157,355,063

FY 2022-23 Total Commitment

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