A Sacred Space in Manhattan

From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, later known as New York. Lost to history due to landfill and development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned construction of a Federal office building.

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Junior Ranger Day

Junior Ranger Day April 18, 2015

Do you want to become a Junior Ranger? Come to the African Burial Ground April 18, 2015 and earn your badge.

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Take a tour of the African Burial Ground

Book a tour at the African Burial Ground!

Groups of all ages enjoy our free site visits, off-site programs, and walking tours. Reserve a tour of our site today! (PDF-90KB)

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Pink Azaleas are the official flower of Pinkster.

Do you know Pinkster?

Not a person but a celebration, Pinkster is the oldest recognized African-American holiday. Join us for a special commemorative program

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Marta Effinger-Crichlow

Juneteenth Celebration

Join African Burial Ground National Monument as we celebrate Juneteenth with a special guest lecture by Marta Effinger-Crichlow

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The National Park Service turns 100!

Celebrating 100 Years of Service

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100! The Centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks.

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See how the African Burial Ground connects to the Civil Rights movement

Civil War to Civil Rights

Click below to learn how the National Park Service is exploring the ongoing struggles to realize the promises of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.

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Blue bead made of ground glass.

A simple glass bead, an important history.

This blue bead was rediscovered at the African Burial Ground. Preservation is a key to conveying its past.

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A school group at African Burial Ground.

There is always more to learn.

Education is important to all of us, and especially to our youth. Take advantage of programs available to school groups at the African Burial Ground.

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Visit our social media for African Burial Ground!

Visit our social media for African Burial Ground!

African Burial Ground NM is all about social media! You can follow us on Twitter, and don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook!

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