• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York


The multimedia section of the website shares interesting aspects of the park with you through audio and video presentations.

"Westward Bound," a unique multimedia presentation conducted at our visitor center concluded in January; The complementary website can be found at the following link. The second part of this exhibition, which will debut in early March and focuses on sacred body art from the Omo culture of Africa can be previewed online at the following link.

African Burial Ground National Monument
Open House Videos - June 2009


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...