African Burial Ground National Monument

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African Burial Ground National Monument

Address:Office of Public Education and Interpretation
290 Broadway
New York, NY 19106

Phone:212-637-2039
Web: www.africanburialground.gov
Size: 0.35 acres.
Established: In 1991, the remains of more than 400 17th and 18th century Africans were discovered during pre-construction work for a federal building in New York City. Site is part of a seven-acre National Historic Landmark established on April 19, 1993. Designated a National Monument on February 27, 2006.
Location:In Lower Manhattan, at the corners of Duane and Elk streets, adjacent to the Ted Weiss Federal Building at 290 Broadway.
Activities:Memorial Site is open for public visitation Monday through Friday. Plans are underway to build the African Burial Ground Interpretive Center. When completed in 2008, the Center will provide opportunities to learn about the free and enslaved Africans who lived and worked in Manhattan and were interred in the 17th and 18th century African Burial Ground. Development of the Memorial and the Interpretive Center will be carried out through interagency collaboration between the National Park Service and the General Services Administration, working in conjunction with the public for partnership and ideas.
Special Features:From the 1690s to the 1790s, the African Burial Ground served as the final resting place of enslaved and free Africans in New York City, New York. It contains the remains of those interred, as well as the archeological resources and artifacts associated with their burials.

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The excavation of the eighteenth-century New York African Burial Ground (NYABG) in Manhattan, prior to construction of a federal building by the U.
At the heart of the site's redevelopment will be a permanent outdoor memorial to the historic African Burial Ground that was located on a portion of the site, along with a related indoor cultural center.
The final two chapters, by Cheryl LaRoche and Brempong Osei-Tutu, focus, respectively, on rituals of memory and commemoration in New York's African Burial Ground and in Cape Coast Castle(Ghana)--rituals of healing from the wounds left by slavery and antiblack racism.
More than a decade ago in New York City, archaeologists excavated one of the most significant finds in American history: the largest known intact colonial African cemetery in America, the African Burial Ground.
The African Burial Ground in New York City: Memory, Spirituality, and Space
Not too far from where we are seated today is the location of the National Monument for the African burial ground, which houses the remains of "more than four hundred Africans buried during the late seventeenth century and throughout the eighteenth century in a portion of what was the largest colonial-era cemetery for people of African descent, some free, most enslaved.
AS YOU CAN SEE, THE NEW PARK UNITS INCLUDING FLIGHT 93 AND AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND NATIONAL MONUMENT COST RELATIVELY LITTLE, AND ELIMINATING THEM WOULD NOT ADDRESS THE RISING BACKLOG.
He also played a national leadership role in preserving and memorializing New York City's African Burial Ground, establishing it as a national monument within the National Parks system and producing the reinterment and dedication ceremonies.
McKee scored the music for the well-received cable documentary on the Lower Manhattan African Burial Ground, as well as numerous infomercials.
Among their topics are the origins and biocultural dimensions in bioarchaeology, representativeness and bias in archaeological skeletal samples, life histories of enslaved Africans in colonial New York as revealed by a bioarchaeological study of the New York African Burial Ground, the bioarchaeological investigation of children and childhood, and diet and dental health through the life course in Roman Italy.
Harper's Ferry Center is a co-winner for outstanding efforts to successfully incorporate the principles of universal design in the African Burial Ground National Monument visitor center exhibits.

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