SITE: Mt. Zion African-American Burial Ground

Here you will find documents that relate to the Mt. Zion African-American Burial Ground on South Wall Street in Kingston, NY.  This site is owned by the A.M.E. Zion Church on Franklin Street in Kingston, the oldest African-American church in the County.

Documentation of Soldier Graves from the Mt. Zion African-American Burial Ground

Mt. Zion African-American Burial Ground – Family Names

“Owned in Life, Owned in Death: The Pine Street African and African-American Burial Ground in Kingston, NY by Joseph E. Diamond

1987: Letter to the Common Council Written by Joseph Forte of the VFW. (The video footage of Joseph reading the actual letter was filmed in 2010)

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

1987: City of Kingston’s Common Council Approves Designation of Mt. Zion Cemetery as an Historic Landmark

10/21/10: Mt. Zion Burial Ground receives new signage

March, 2011: The Old Dutch Church of Kingston, NY Writes Statement of Reconciliation for Slavery and Racism

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