Consecration photographs from the Juneteenth ceremony at Pierce Chapel African Cemetery.
Photographs by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of Pierce Chapel African Cemetery re-consecration.
Pierce Chapel African Cemetery Juneteenth Consecration
On June 20th, 2022 – Descendants, faith leaders, and community members will gather for a spiritual ceremony and blessing to honor and commemorate the legacy of our ancestors represented at this sacred site. The consecration will occur 11am-12pm EST at 5213 Pierce Chapel Rd, Midland, GA 31820 across from Pierce Chapel UMC.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
Fall 2021 Internship Program
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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.
Nonprofit Organization to Restore Desecrated African American Cemetery
Descendants of Harris County farmers reclaim trashed historic Black cemetery
National Foundation Seeks to Uncover and Preserve African American History and Its Untold Stories
The Historic Pierce Chapel African American Cemetery in www.couriernews.org
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