Union Baptist Cemetery Fund

$75 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 32 months
Many former slaves, anti-slavery advocates, and  members of the Underground Railroad are interred here at Union Baptist Cemetery.  Established in 1864, the Union Baptist Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Hamilton County Ohio at its original location purchased, maintained, and still used by a black congregation. The Union Baptist Church was organized in 1831 as the Colored Branch of Enon Baptist Church when fourteen black members of predominantly white Enon Baptist congregation withdrew and formed their own congregation. After four years, Reverend David Leroy Nickens was hired as the first minister, and the name changed to African Union Baptist Church, and in 1845, the Union Baptist Church of Cincinnati, Ohio. Prominent African Americans, including Reverend Nickens, Honorable George W. Hays, Jr., and Jennie D. Porter, founder, and principal of the Harriet Beecher Stowe School, are buried in the cemetery.

It is our goal to bring the cemetery building and the surrounding grounds back to excellent condition.  In order to maintain the 16 acres this cemetery sits on and to continue the tradition of being interred in a sacred and historical cemetery, we are requesting an amount of $150,000.00

This amount will help to: 

Purchase much needed soil to level the grounds and fill in where the grounds have eroded

Help identify and or make current gravesites visible
Restore appearance to honor the graves of hundreds of
African American Soldiers including many who were Civil War Veterans   

Restore the appearance of over 25,000 grave sites of many African American Ancestors

Overall beautification of the Cemetery
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You may have missed the concert. Don't worry, there is still an opportunity to support The Union Foundation and the cemeteries. We accept donations via our GoFundMe page. Go to gofundme.com/tuf-cemetery and enter your contribution now!
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Tickets are still available for the Benefit Concert!
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More pictures!
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!
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In the heat of Saturday morning, July 22, 2017, several dedicated volunteers worked to begin a cemetery cleanup of excess weeds and shrubs at Union Baptist Cemetery in Price Hill. The Cemetery Committee provided tools, water, and snacks. This will be an ongoing project which will lead to our restoration plan. Below are pictures of the volunteers at work trying to make the cemetery a better, more beautiful place where our ancestors and war veterans can be properly honored and remembered. There is more to be done, but we need your help by way of either a donation or volunteering your time.
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Benefit Concert Scheduled for May 5, 2018. More to come!

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$75 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 32 months
Created March 19, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Union Foundation
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Cincinnati, OH
EIN: 208465276
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