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Basic Facts about the African Burial Ground National Monument

Located in Lower Manhattan, New York City, the African Burial Ground National Monument protects a massive excavated grave site of both free and enslaved Africans from the 17th and 18th centuries. The historic site memorializes the role that slavery played in establishing New York. History  In 1991, construction began for an office building at 190Continue reading “Basic Facts about the African Burial Ground National Monument”

Getting to African Burial Ground National Monument

An important national monument in New York City, African Burial Ground National Monument is the continent’s oldest and largest unearthed burial ground for Africans who were both free and enslaved in American history.  The monument is situated in the Civic Center of Lower Manhattan at the corner of Duane Street and African Burial Ground WayContinue reading “Getting to African Burial Ground National Monument”