• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

Photos & Multimedia

The African Burial Ground uses many forms of social media to share its story. Pictures and video of events held at our site, archival images of our site and its history, and tributes created by visitors can be found on our flickr page.

In order to better tell the story of our site, the GSA created a series of artworks that are the focus of ranger led tours. To learn more about them, read this information on our Commemorative Artwork.

2 Handmade ornaments
Handmade ornaments representing nine national parks in the New York metropolitan area were prominently displayed on the official 2007 White House Christmas Tree.
NPS - African Burial Ground National Monument; Charles Lilly, volunteer artist

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...