Help Give Dignity to the Byberry Township African American Burial Ground
This site has no clear representation as a sacred burial ground, defining borders or signage to provide protections for those that are interred here. It is located at the edge of the Benjamin Rush State Park in Northeast Philadelphia, however it is not on park land, it is apparently on City land. This will be a long term initiative, but now that we know about it, we are working on it. Stay tuned or volunteer. Our immediate need will be clearing the weeds and providing a temporary border and temporary signage as soon as we can get permission from the City or unknown owners to do this.
This will be a long term project that may cost hundreds of thousands. We will seek grants to cover the bulk of this cost, except, as noted above for things we can do to oversee the current condition. –
Update Oct 22 – We have been approved for a small grant to develop and interpretation strategy. We are required to come up with a $2500 match. Pease help us out.
Our long term needs are TBD