A Sacred Space in Manhattan

From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, later known as New York. Lost to history due to landfill and development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned construction of a Federal office building.

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Coverage from Here and Now, a weekly program on ABC7 WABC covering the latest impacting the African American community in New York City.

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Author talk March 25, 2017 at 2PM

Join us Saturday March 25 at 2PM for an author talk by Sybil Haydel Morial. 100 copies of her memoir will be available for free to attendees

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Celebrate Women's History Month

Join African Burial Ground National Monument during March in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Book a tour at African Burial Ground!

Book a tour at African Burial Ground!

Groups of all ages enjoy our ranger-led tours. Reserve a tour, at no charge, of our site today! (PDF - 74KB)

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