Community Remembrance Project
Since 2018, the Martinsburg-Berkeley County NAACP and four community partners have worked to follow the model of the Equal Justice Initiative to memorialize documented victims of racial violence and foster meaningful dialogue about race and justice.
The coalition is comprised of individual members of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County NAACP, each with an interest in working with the Equal Justice Initiative to remember one or more of the lynching victims in the county. The inaugural group has specific interest in and past experience with contributing to community education and are willing to work to make remembrance and reconciliation a reality.
Green Hill Historical African American Cemetery
Located on East Burke Street in Martinsburg West Virginia, this cemetery is the burial place for Blacks and enslaved persons beginning in the early 1700s. Many of the graves are unmarked. This non-profit has been working since 2017 to reclaim and revitalize the cemetery and to remember those buried here by identifying remains.
Black Kids Matter
We distribute ice cream and masks to kids in our communities, letting them know we love and care about them. If you'd like to donate to a give away of Black Kids Matter t-shirts, make a donation to PayPal with a note that it's for Black Kids Matter shirts.
We strive to help those who have been incarcerated with a safer landing to life outside of prison. We accept donations of money, backpacks and essentials for survival to assist with this transition. Donations can be left at Catholic Charities at 224 South Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.
This historical fund was founded for injured or murdered Civil Rights protestors. Money is available now for BLM protestors. Mail checks to PO BOX 731, Martinsburg 25402 or donate through PayPal with a note that your donations is for the Sunshine Fund.