Monday, June 04, 2018
Religious leaders to demand HOC convey Moses African Cemetery to Macedonia Baptist Church
Leaders scheduled to appear include the Rev. Katie Romano Griffin of Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, the Rev. Claire Matheny of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Segun Adebayo, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington will send statements to be read into the record, and Muslim imams will reportedly participate in the event, as well.
About 500 people are buried in the historic cemetery, which was desecrated during the construction of Westwood Tower in the late 1960s, and then paved over with a parking lot. The HOC headquarters is located at 10400 Detrick Avenue in Kensington.