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What is PAAC?

 
The Preservation of African American Cemeteries, Inc. was founded in 2003 by a group dedicated to preserving, restoring, and documenting African American cemeteries. Our goal is to be a leading organization among cemetery associations, preservation groups, cemetery care-takers, or the one individual, that is concerned with documenting and preserving their ancestral burial ground. It is the goal of PAAC to instruct and teach the humanities the valuable information necessary for the education and preparation of cemetery restoration, documentation and preservation.
 

Why the Need?

 
Forming a state wide organization would bring an awareness to African-American communities of the need to preserve cemeteries that are rarely documented. To educate the masses on how infrequently our cemeteries appear on maps and how they are almost never shown on historic plats.
 
These lost and forgotten cemeteries interpret the lives of the people buried there as well as the establishment of settlements and communities. With so many being lost to abandonment, nature, development and vandals their arose the need for the protection and documentation of these cemeteries and citizens contained therein.
 
Founding members on January 8,2003 were:
 

 
*Tenpenny-Lewis, C. Coleman representing the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society-Arkansas Chapter
*Peggy Wright representing the Delta Studies Center and
*Hammonds, McClinton, Winfrey and Tobar representing the Arkansas Delta African American Historical Society
– also in attendance was Lavona Wilson, representing the Arkansas Humanities Council