Protecting And Preserving African-American Cemeteries In Texas

African-American cemeteries are sacred sites that provide important links to African-American history, cultural ties, and family connections. Many African-American cemeteries, however, are endangered due to abandonment, deteriorating conditions, vandalism, and development pressures. This guide provides information on legal protections for older cemeteries in Texas and procedures that concerned residents, family members, and communities can follow to protect and preserve these threatened sites.

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