Bethesda African Cemetery

Who We Are

The Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition (BACC) grew from the early struggle of the Social Justice Ministry of Macedonia Baptist Church. The organization consists of volunteers, activists, community groups, and faith-based institutions. The BACC seeks to stop the desecration of Moses Macedonia Cemetery, preserve the rich history of this once thriving African community, and consecrate Moses Macedonia Cemetery with a memorial and museum on River Road in Bethesda, Maryland.

Our Goals

The Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition (BACC) seeks atonement for past injustices, sanctification of a final resting place for 1st generation free Africans in the United States and their predecessors who died in bondage, and the celebration of the individuals, their accomplishments, and the once-thriving African community they established in Bethesda within 5 years of Emancipation.

How Can I Help?

Send Donation

You can give online through PayPal or send a check to our address listed in the contact section.

Sign a Petition

Tell county executive Marc Elrich to end the desecration of Moses Cemetery. Share and spread the word on social media,

Reach out

Contact us on any of our socials to learn more and see how you can support us in this fight.

Header photos taken by Gail Rebhan