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Descendants working to protect unkept African American cemetery in Harris County (WTVM)

WTVM news report about how Yamona Pierce’s desire to learn more about her past brought a Columbus native face to face with a historic find.


Brown Praises Work Of African American Cemeteries Coalition At Black History Month Celebration

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) praised the African American Cemeteries Coalition during remarks he made at the group’s Black History Month Celebration, and discussed the introduction of his African American Burial Grounds Preservation Act. The newly-introduced bipartisan bill is also sponsored by Mitt Romney (R-UT).


Fund for Reparations Now! Supports Archaeological Survey

Yamona Pierce, founder and CEO of the Hamilton Hood Foundation, announced on February 27, 2022 that an archaeological survey has commenced at the abandoned Pierce Chapel African American Cemetery in Midland GA.


Video: Transforming a cemetery from ‘a place of chaos into a place of commemoration’

Yamona Pierce, founder of the Hamilton Hood Foundation, talks about her family’s efforts to restore the Pierce Chapel African American Cemetery in Midland, Georgia after she learned of its dilapidated condition.


McEachin, Adams, Fitzpatrick Introduce African American Burial Grounds Preservation Act

In honor of Black History Month, Representatives A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Alma Adams (NC-12), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced the bipartisan African American Burial Grounds Preservation Act. The bipartisan Senate companion legislation was introduced last week by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Mitt Romney (R-UT).


Sen. Sherrod Brown renews effort to preserve African-American cemeteries

Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer highlighted Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) efforts to pass his bipartisan African American Burial Grounds Network Act, which would establish a new program to preserve historic African American burial grounds and to provide federal assistance to ensure the burial sites are maintained for future generations.


NBC News Features Pierce Chapel Cemetery

NBC News highlights efforts by the Hamilton Hood Foundation to restore Pierce Chapel Cemetery.


Keeping The Family Together… Digitizing Historic African-American Cemeteries

Yamona Pierce, Hamilton Hood Foundation Founder, is hosting a Virtual Teach-In Event on November 6, 2021 from 11am-12:30pm EST.

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Fall 2021 Internship Program

Hamilton Hood Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2021 Program. Request an application below.

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Association of African American Museums Announces Annual Conference Virtual

Yamona Pierce, Hamilton Hood Foundation Founder, is a panelist on “Preserving African American Cemeteries – National Parks Conservation Association”. The event is scheduled for August 6, 2021 at 2:00-2:50pm.


Press Release | Hamilton Hood Foundation

Nonprofit Organization to Restore Desecrated African American Cemetery


Black Farmers Network

Descendants of Harris County farmers reclaim trashed historic Black cemetery


Atlanta News Journal

National Foundation Seeks to Uncover and Preserve African American History and Its Untold Stories


Courier | The Historic Pierce Chapel African American Cemetery

The Historic Pierce Chapel African American Cemetery in www.couriernews.org


92.1 FM Radio Interview | Columbus, GA

Hamilton Hood Founder’s radio interview with 92.1 FM of Columbus, GA.


Dr. King’s Legacy 2021

A Conversation… Equality & Dignity | Preservation of Historic African American Cemeteries

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