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Jim-Ree Museum manages an endangered African American Cemetery in Georgia.
The situation has become urgent, as African American cemeteries face desecration and destruction nationwide. Pinetown Cemetery has been no exception.
- News media strategy consult to increase awareness and interest in our story beyond our small local town in rural GA.
- Suggestions or facilitation to get local editorial picked up by other news media. "Save Pinetown Cemetery Call for Respect and Preservation" by April Hamm in Elberton Star on 4/26/23 (print and scanned e-edition only, metadata inaccessible in search)
Nice to Haves
- Specific suggestions for reaching people who actually care about saving cemeteries.
Our hope is that a national spotlight will encourage local decision-makers to follow state law, which favors keeping burials in place.
Secure at least 1 national or international media coverage within 1-3 weeks.
"Looking back, moving forward" is our motto here at Jim-Ree African American Museum (JAAM) where we document, preserve, and sustain our living history and culture in our local community and the world.