Summary: S.2827 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate (12/20/2020)

African American Burial Grounds Study Act

This bill directs the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a study of ways to identify, interpret, preserve, and record unmarked, previously abandoned, underserved, or other burial grounds relating to the historic African American experience.

In conducting the study, the NPS shall consider

  • ways to engage with descendant, local, and other communities historically associated with identified burial grounds by geography, genealogy, or culture;
  • appropriate processes to identify locations of unmarked and unrecorded African American burial grounds with appropriate consideration for the privacy and safety of the burial grounds;
  • alternatives for providing in a public database the locations of, and information on, recorded and unrecorded African American burial grounds;
  • alternatives for commemorating and interpreting African American burial grounds; and
  • best practices for preserving burial ground landscapes and caring for artifacts.