Our Memorials

Since 1989, the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund has served as a conduit to provide financial and technical support to African American church communities and cemeteries in Mississippi. We also provide memorials for blues musicians without grave markers, but our work isn’t some hollow gesture to honor the blues. The music is very important, to be sure, but it's only the soundtrack. We save rural cemeteries by any means necessary--whether its erecting memorials, engaging legal remedies, or filling the vast silences in important historical landscapes. It's about more than the blues. 

Our work is about saving the soul of Mississippi.

Please visit each of our memorial pages below to learn more about our work.