Congressman A. Donald McEachin, sponsor of a bipartisan bill to provide $3 million in federal funding for historic Black cemeteries, views the burial site for an unknown number of enslaved people located near Westhampton Lake on what is now the campus of the University of Richmond. The land, acquired by the university in 1910, had been part of a plantation.
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Efforts advance for state, federal funding for historic Black cemeteries
The General Assembly, with bipartisan support, is preparing to beef up its efforts to financially support volunteers and organizations seeking to restore long-neglected Black cemeteries and to support efforts to preserve Black historical sites.