The Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) has been awarded an African American Civil Rights grant by the National Park Service to launch the “Mapping Charleston’s Black Burial Grounds initiative.” The PSC’s objective is to advance a community-led, open-source mapping project to produce a comprehensive inventory of Black burial grounds in the City of Charleston, including Daniel Island and the greater Cainhoy peninsula. A plan for implementing the federal funding is being developed collaboratively alongside community stakeholders and institutions. While the City passed its first cemetery protection ordinance in 2021, there is currently no inventory of burial sites to ensure development is planned to avoid willful and unknowing desecration. Our speaker, Anna-Catherine Carroll of the Preservation Society, will share the latest information on this important project and the impacts it could have on our area!
Like all of our monthly presentations, this event is open to all. If you like what you see and hear, please consider becoming a dues paying member of DIHS. For membership information, CLICK HERE
And for lots of information on cemeteries on Daniel Island including photo galleries, CLICK HERE