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Important Resources

South Carolina SC African-Americans Grave Matters – Introduction More Information

For information on laws protecting African-American cemeteries and for help in recording graveyards as archaeological sites:

Deputy State Archaeologist/Site Files Manager
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

For information on preservation strategies and for technical expertise on stone conservation:

Ms. Lynette Strangstad
Stone Faces and Sacred Spaces
PO Box 59
Mineral Point, WI 53565

For additional information on preservation efforts and techniques:

Chicora Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 8664
Columbia, SC 29202

To report vandalism or damage to cemeteries, contact your County Coroner or Sheriff


Grave Matters – Introduction
History of Black Cemeteries
Archaeology of Black Cemeteries
Differences of Black Cemeteries
Preservation of Black Cemeteries
How You Can Help
More Information
Important Resources
The Chicora Foundation


Understanding Slavery
Free Blacks in Charleston
Preserving Black Cemeteries
Mitchelville Experiment
Quash Stevens Letters