• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

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December 20th: African Burial Ground to host 2013 Kwanzaa celebration
Join us December 26-28th for Kwanzaa activities, events, and ceremonies
Memorial as seen from above
This photo shows our memorial from above shortly after it opened in 2007

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...