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African Burial Ground Museum and Tour

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Sat, February 08, 2020
01:00PM - 02:30PM
African Burial Ground (Ted Weiss Federal Building)
290 Broadway, New York NY 10007
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Ms. Shayla Smith

New York's African Burial Ground is the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in North America for both free and enslaved Africans. It protects the historic role slavery played in building New York and has been called one of the most important archaeological finds of our time. But it is more than that: though long hidden and much violated it remains the final resting-place of some of New York's earliest African and African-American pioneers. 

Check out this 12-minute online radio story about the history of slavery in New York and the creation of the monument: “Unearthing New York’s Forgotten Slavery Era”. The story features interviews with two men who led the movement to create the ABGNM, Michael Blakely and Howard Dodson.



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