The underlying cultural and racial constructs that inform the way we care for our dead are nowhere more obvious than in funeral service throughout our history. In order to understand where green burial fits into cultural norms and expectations around after death traditions, we need first to understand that history and how it impacts choice—or the lack of it—today. Below you'll find resources to help guide you through the African American experience with death in America. Please help us add to this library by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Collective for Radical Death Studiesis an international, professional organization formed to decolonize Death Studies and radicalize death practice. National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc., has been active in several iterations since 1926, when it was named the Progressive National Funeral Directors Association, later merging with the National Colored Undertakers Association and the independent National Funeral Directors Association to become the National Negro Funeral Directors Association. The current name was adopted in 1957.