Kingston Burial Ground

Kingston Burial Ground
Kristopher Johnson

Earlier this year, the Kingston Land Trust and Harambee Coalition kicked off a fundraising campaign to preserve a long-forgotten African burial ground in Kingston, New York. I checked in with organizers for an update. 

Harambee and Kingston Land Trust
Kristopher Johnson

About 400 years ago, the first Africans were brought to North America as slaves. All these years later, proof of that history struggles to be seen. Now in New York’s Hudson Valley, the Kingston Land Trust is leading a campaign to purchase and protect a residential property thought to be a historic African burial ground. I toured the site on a windy day with the Trust’s executive director, Julia Farr.

KLT and Harambee
Julia Farr

The Kingston Land Trust is leading a $200,000 fundraising campaign to purchase and protect a historic African burial ground in Kingston, New York.