Slavery descendants fight to memorialize a cemetery in Maryland

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Harvey Matthews was born in the River Road community. He stands with Macedonia Baptist Church First Lady, Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, also president of the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition. She has led the fight to preserve and prevent further desecration of the cemetery.

Development has forced many historically Black communities around the country to uproot and disperse. Cemeteries often remain the only proof that those communities existed.

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