• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York


Centennial Initiative 2016

The National Park Centennial Initiative is underway. The goal is to prepare national parks for another century of conservation, preservation and enjoyment. For more information follow the link above.

National Park Service Draft Management Recommendations Report

This report has been prepared to provide the General Services Administration and the public with information about the resources of the African Burial Ground in New York City, New York, including potential alternative management frameworks.

Presidential Proclamation

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...