• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

Black History Month 2009

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‘Returning to the Roots: Going Green’

February 17-21, 2009

Please join the African Burial Ground National Monument in celebrating Black History Month. The workshops and programs throughout the celebration are centered around the theme of "Returning to the Roots: Going Green." Guided by the spirit of Sankofa, a West African Akan concept and symbol that means "learn from the past to prepare for the future," the theme represents the African Burial Ground’s connection to its African roots and the global movement of people committed to sustaining the world’s natural environment.

Click link above for more information about workshops and other programming.

Link to Black History Month Press Release.

 

StoryCorps — The conversation of a lifetime

Oral History Sessions: StoryCorps is eager to record your personal stories. Feb 17-20, StoryCorps will provide an opportunity for you to share & record your most memorable stories and experiences of visiting the African Burial Ground with loved ones and friends. The StoryCorps booth is located at Foley Square. One-hour sessions are available in the morning and afternoon.

Please call the African Burial Ground for available times.

Did You Know?

The Sankofa has strong associations with the African Burial Ground

The ancestral remains of 419 individuals, which were removed in 1991 and taken to Howard University for scientific study, were reinterred at the African Burial Ground Memorial Site on October 4, 2003. Each year, October 4 is a day of remembrance and celebration at the African Burial Ground. More...