The KLT African-American History Committee is currently on hiatus.
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Kingston’s African and African-American Burial Grounds
The Kingston Land Trust African-American History Committee is charged to uphold the integrity, accomplishments and contributions made by African-Americans who lived or are living in the City of Kingston, NY.
Through outreach and partnerships, the Kingston Land Trust African-American History Committee is committed to researching, documenting, preserving and disseminating information on the history of the African-American community in the City of Kingston.
1. Collect, compile and archive significant information and material related to individuals, families and institutions who have lived in the City of Kingston.
2. Promote Awareness of the many contributions of African-American citizens to social, economic, political and religious institutions by organizing seminars, workshops, special events and individual oral presentations.
3. Protect historic and sensitive sites.
4. To nurture partnerships and help promote African-American heritage in Ulster County and beyond.
Enjoy this song about Kingston’s African-American Burial Grounds by Mark Foley, Founder of Volunteer Music.
* February 29th, 2012 – Showcased the Mt. Zion African-American Cemetery Rededication Film to Elementary Students during Black History Month.
* June 5th, 2011 – Organized a re-dedication ceremony for the Mt. Zion African-American Cemetery on South Wall Street, Kingston. More details to come.
* May 23rd, 2011 – Worked with the Old Dutch Church of Kingston who offered the African-American Community a statement of reconciliation for their role in Slavery. More details to come.
* Ongoing – Prepared three significant African-American properties for historic landmark status both on the local and State level.