Call For Better Maintenance, Preservation Of Historic Black Cemetaries

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promoting a new law requiring the state to maintain and preserve historic black cemeteries at a level similar to what the state has done for Confederate soldiers.
McAuliffe celebrated the new law Wednesday on Capital Square with a ceremonial bill signing.
The new law provides for payments to be made to charitable organizations and trusts to help preserve gravesites and monuments at two historically African-American cemeteries in Richmond. The state has previously allocated money for upkeep of Confederate cemeteries.