• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

GMP Open Houses: What We Heard and Learned from You

At our Spring 2009 Open Houses, we listened to you and this is what we heard and learned.
 

Transcripts from Spring 2009 Open Houses

At our Spring Open Houses we asked the public for their input. Depending on their preference people could submit written comments, have a stenographer type their verbal comments or be videotaped. The written compellation of those comments can be accessed with the following links:

Written Comment Forms

Stenography: Comments recorded by a stenographer are separated by the neighborhoods in which the open houses occurred.

Video Transcripts

Did You Know?

The Sankofa is strongly associated with the African Burial Ground

Lost to history due to landfill and development, the African Burial Ground was rediscovered in 1991 during the construction of a Federal office building. Approximately 15,000 free and enslaved Africans were buried in the five or six acre burial ground that dates from the 17th century. More...