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New York - African Burial Ground National Monument


The African Burial Ground National Monument is the first National Monument dedicated to Africans of early New York and Americans of African descent. It is the newest National Monument in New York City, joining the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Castle Clinton National Monument.

The African Burial Ground National Monument's story is both old and new; It began use in the 17th or 18th century, but was only rediscovered in the past 20 years. Our story is both the story of the Africans whose holy place this was, but also the story of the modern day New Yorkers who fought to honor these ancestors. One such ancestor is Christopher Moore, a descendant of Groot Manuel--one of the first 11 enslaved Africans in New York City--who has written extensively on our history. A brief history of our site written by author and historian Christopher Moore


Mickayla Brown

Saturday, March 10, 2018
This museum is amazing! I understand why it’s no admission charge.. they just want people to be educated!! Highly recommend to everyone.. it makes you appreciate everything you have today💕👍🏼

Jay Blair

Monday, March 26, 2018
I was one of the original protesters I'm pictured standing with arms locked with two Beautiful Black Women in which it was an honor and a majestic feeling to take part in such an event and very necessary to manifest truth and justice!

Pat Barrow

Friday, March 2, 2018
I was so amazed that I returned three more times within one and half month. Every African in American and everyone outside of America needs to visit. For the need to visit to understand clearly the roots of slavery that your not so Far. relatives who listed to brutalize our people...who not only built this country US on their backs but brought our gifts talent ability color, music and all you have and lust after☹️ This evil has been systemized to 2018....and in many ways you are the manifestation of who they are. Its no wonder that the killing of Black people has now tuned on you. Killing each other....🔎💊

Maria M. Gurney

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
The memorial itself is important. Apparently, it is the biggest archaeological find in 20th century a North America. What is also worth noting is how there was even a memorial established. I recommend stopping by if you are in the area. It is small, yet simple but significant. I took a photo to post here, too.

Joanne Kwarteng

Thursday, March 8, 2018
It was very interesting and there were a lot of African artifacts and over years ago there was a Cemetery right before people who were just putting buildings and streets right on top of it and it was very cool to see all of African American history

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