Reps. Adams and McEachin Introduce the ‘African American Burial Grounds Network Act’

WASHINGTON – Today, in honor of Black History Month, Representatives Alma S. Adams and A. Donald McEachin introduced the “African American Burial Grounds Network Act.” This legislation would create a voluntary national network of historic African American burial grounds, and would provide information, technical support, and grants to aid in the research, identification, preservation, and restoration of burial sites within the network.


The “African American Burial Grounds Network Act” would provide federal support for historic African American burial grounds in need of assistance to ensure their preservation for future generations. Historically, the documentation and protection of African American burial grounds have been shamefully neglected. This legislation aims to address…

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