Right here in Delaware City lies an unheralded bit of
American history – an unmarked cemetery containing the remains
of generations of African-American people from our area.
This cemetery is the burial place of 5 members of the US
Colored Troops who served bravely on the side of the Union
in the Civil War.
The Friends of the African Union
Church Cemetery was founded in 1996 by a group of
concerned citizens who wished to preserve and teach
about this cemetery.
It is our mission to restore this
cemetery, owned by the Mt. Salem Union AME church,
and to tell the story of the
mostly forgotten people who lived, died, and were buried
Join us to learn about the
proposed trail and planned restoration of this