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Hallowed Grounds

Small cemeteries across Pennsylvania sometimes offer the only opportunity to see evidence of the African American patriots that helped save the Union.  Many of the neighborhoods and homes of nineteenth century Black families in Pennsylvania are no longer standing.  Often the documents and records of their lives have become difficult to find or might no longer be available.  But the graveyards of Pennsylvania still hold poignant evidence of the men and their families who sacrificed so much for their nation.  Download the list of cemeteries that are active sites for the 2011 and 2012 calendar years, and the state-wide Hallowed Grounds conservation project map below.  Most will offer voluntourism conservation weekends, special commemorations and self-guided tours.