Mount Peace Cemetery Featured on WHYY

An April 26 story on the struggle to maintain Mount Peace Cemetery broadcast on WHYY-FM’s Newsworks program asks for help to maintain the 115-year-old African-American burial ground. A group of volunteers led by Yolanda Romero is working to get the grounds ready for Memorial Day observances.  Many of those buried at Mount Peace are prominent Camden and Philadelphia citizens, veterans of the Civil War, World War I and World War II. Contact Romero to make a donation or volunteer at 856-546-9069.

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