Right here in Delaware City lies
an unheralded bit of American history – a lost cemetery
containing the remains of generations of African-Americans
from our area. This cemetery is the burial place of 5 members
of the US Colored Troops who served bravely served the Union
in the Civil War.
The Friends of the African Union
Church Cemetery was founded in 1996 by concerned citizens
to preserve and teach about this cemetery, owned by the
Mt. Salem UAME Church. After two decades, the restored cemetery
and memorial plaza opened to the public along the Delaware
City Canal Trail.
It is our mission to preserve
this place. We tell the story of the mostly forgotten people
who lived here, died, and were buried there.
Join us to learn about The African
Union Church Cemetery’s restoration and maintenance.