The Old Dutch Church of Kingston, NY Writes Statement of Reconciliation for Slavery and Racism.

May 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

“…we the Consistory and Congregation of the First Protestant Reformed Dutch Church, known as “Old Dutch Church,” acknowledge with deep regret our history of dehumanizing racism that allowed for the enslavement and subsequent segregation of our sisters and brothers of African descent.”

 

Mt. Zion African-American Burial Ground – Family Names

March 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Below are the family names of those found in the Mt. Zion African-American Burial Ground as per the SCORE report created by Charles B. Swain and Rev. Jim Childs on April 9th, 1985.






10/12/10 – Mt. Zion African-American Burial Ground Signage

October 22, 2010 § 1 Comment

New signage for the Mt. Zion African-American Cemetery thanks to the Kingston Veterans Association.

The Mt. Zion African-American Burial Ground has a new sign thanks to the Kingston Veterans Association and nine Seabess Veterens.
The Kingston Land Trust will work with it’s Black History Committee to create a re-dedication ceremony in 2011.

9/2/87: City of Kingston Resolution Approving Designation of Mt. Zion Cemetery As A Historic Landmark

September 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

Here is the resolution that approves the designation of Mt. Zion Cemetery on South Wall Street as an Historic Landmark. Dated September 2nd, 1987.

City of Kingston Common Council Resolution Approving Designation of Mt. Zion Cemetery As an Historic Landmark

“Those Who Honor The Dead Will Care For The Living”

August 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

A letter to the common council written by Joseph Forte of the VFW. The date is unknown.


Documentation of Soldiers Buried at the Mt. Zion African-American Burial Ground on South Wall Street

August 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Here is a working list of soldier graves noted at the Mt. Zion African American Burial Ground on South Wall Street. The list was compiled by Kingston Veteran Joe Forte of the Veterans Association of Kingston in or around 1987.

 



2006: “Owned in Life, Owned in Death: The Pine Street African and African-American Burial Ground in Kingston, New York. By Joseph E. Diamond

August 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

Joseph E. Diamond, Ph.D - SUNY Albany

This wonderful article was written by Joseph E. Diamond Ph.D. and came out in the Northeast Historical Archaeology/Vol. 35 in 2006.

(Special thanks to Andrew Kirschner for sharing these materials).

“Owned in Life, Owned in Death: The Pine Street African and African-American Burial Ground in Kingston, New York” by Joseph E. Diamond Ph.D.

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