• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

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Numerous organizations are supporting the preservation of the nation's natural, cultural, and historic sites. Some are fund-raising groups and others are membership organizations. Several that are affiliated wth the African Burial Ground National Monument are listed below:

 

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...