Preservation of African American Cemetaries, Inc.
PAAC was organized in January 2003 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 impart valuable information necessary for the education and preparation of cemetery restoration, documentation and preservation.
These lost and forgotten cemeteries interpret the lives of the people buried there and the establishment of settlements and communities. With so many being lost to abandonment, nature, development and vandals, there arose the need for the protection and documentation of these cemeteries and history of citizens contained therein. PAAC was established to answer the call of the dramatic pressures that our cemeteries and graveyards face.
PAAC, INC is featured in motion picture, Silent Storytellers
AETN (Arkansas Educational Television Network) has produced a documentary called: Silent Storytellers, promoting awareness of often correctable deterioration in our cemeteries while telling some of the fascinating stories of ancestors behind the monuments. Broadcast March 11th on AETN, and look right now for stills and pieces on flikr.
Silent Storytellers Documentary Airs March 11th
5th Annual Memorial in May Conference
Reclaiming Our Past to Preserve Our Future
May 13 - 14, 2011 at Historic Washington State Park
Become a Member!
If you are interested in preserving the rich heritage that our cemetaries offer, PAAC is the organization for you.
PAAC offers several membership categories.
Junior Preservation Society
Benefits of becoming a PAAC Junior member include:
Web Site Construction
The PAAC website is undergoing a transformation. Come back soon and often to gain access to information about your organization.
For information about the website and this organization contact: firstname.lastname@example.org