Black Georgetown’s Lisa Fager Thanks Community

The following message is from Lisa Fager, Executive Director of Black Georgetown Foundation:

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to express my deepest gratitude for your unwavering support and the outpouring of community spirit following the desecration of Nannie’s grave. Your kind words, gestures, and commitment to justice have touched our hearts during this distressing time.

Nannie, a young Black girl who lived during a challenging era, holds a significant place in our history. Born in 1848 and tragically passing away just days before her 8th birthday in 1856, she represents the resilience and spirit of countless individuals who faced unimaginable hardships. Her resting place, situated in the oldest Black cemeteries in Washington, D.C. — Mount Zion and the Female Union Band Society Cemeteries — holds immense historical importance, serving as a testament to the struggles and triumphs of those who came before us. Moreover, the cemetery’s association with the Underground Railroad further amplifies its significance as a symbol of hope and liberation.

Many of you have kindly expressed your desire to help, asking how you can contribute. Your willingness to volunteer, donate to fund security cameras, support education initiatives, and aid in the preservation efforts of this historical site is truly heartening. Your collective efforts will not only protect the dignity and sanctity of Nannie’s grave but also ensure that future generations understand the significance of this sacred space and its connection to our shared past.

Please know that your support, whether through active involvement or financial contributions, is greatly appreciated. Together, we can send a powerful message of unity and resilience in the face of adversity. To make a donation, please visit our website at We appreciate your generosity and commitment to creating a more inclusive and compassionate community.

In unity and solidarity,

Lisa M. Fager 

Executive Director

Black Georgetown Foundation, Inc. 

(formerly Mt Zion – Female Union Band Historical Memorial Park, Inc)

c/t:  (202) 253-0435


fb/ig: @blackgeorgetown 



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