All memberships are for individuals 18 years of age or older. Only one membership may be submitted at a time. Each membership is $25 and valid thru June 30, 2024.
Two Membership Types:
Descendant – shall consist of those of the general membership who are descendants of those individuals who were enslaved in the 850 square-mile area that extends from the historic port of Fredericksburg to the North, the Blue Ridge Mountains to the West, and the port of Richmond to the South, known as the Arc of Enslaved Communities (“the Arc”), and who support the purpose statement in Article One, Section 1.1 of the MDC Bylaws. Additionally, descendant members should be able to provide documentation of lineal, bloodline descent of their enslaved family member. If this information is unavailable descendant members should be willing to provide a written statement attesting to their lineage.
Affiliate – shall consist of those of the general membership who are persons who feel connected to the work done by the MDC and who support the purpose statement in Article One, Section 1.1 of the MDC Bylaws.