This is a true, ongoing story of David versus Goliath.  Of a tiny, 100-year-old Baptist church that – like David, stands alone in stark contrast to its neighbors – a towering apartment building to one side and a parking lot and open construction site to the other where church elders decry that well-funded developers are desecrating the remains of their enslaved African ancestors.   For an unrelenting parishioner and her team, they are determined in their mission to memorialize the men, women and children who are buried there, and finally grant them a dignified place of eternal rest.  It’s called Forgotten and our story starts here.

Links:

The non-profit for this show is the Bethesda African Cemetery, you can donate here

https://www.bethesdaafricancemetery.org/

http://www.mbc-bethesda.org/

https://www.change.org/p/county-executive-marc-elrich-marc-stop-the-desecration-of-moses-african-cemetery?recruiter=848787723&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=803414983351508

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a-battlefield-of-memory-asphalt-where-a-black-cemetery-is-said-to-have-stood/2017/02/23/af01ba42-efa2-11e6-9973-c5efb7ccfb0d_story.html

https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/showdown-coming-over-fate-of-historic-bethesda-cemetery-macedonia-baptist/

https://dcist.com/story/20/07/08/moses-african-cemetery-bethesda-preservation-protests/

https://www.hocmc.org/images/files/PressRelease/Ottery_Draft_Report_Historical_Cemetery_Assessment_of_Parcel_175.pdf

https://activisthistory.com/2017/12/01/the-moses-cemetery-where-serial-displacement-meets-history/

https://mcatlas.org/filetransfer/HistoricPreservation/Cemeteries/327_River-Road-Moses_Bethesda/research/final2forgotten_african_american_community_of_river_road.pdf

https://medium.com/the-aambc-journal/americas-breeding-farms-what-history-books-never-told-you-6704e8b152a4

https://northbethesdamagazine.com/history

https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/2019/upload/ps_plans-to-prosper_e-library_17v.pdf

The Band – B.E. Farrow

Weary World Blues

Goddess

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0g2gL3sWne51FahpVAykAR

https://befarrow.bandcamp.com/

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