Tuesday 9 October 2007

News: New York African Burial Ground National Monument Unveiled

Sixteen years after the rediscovery of the New York African Burial Ground, a National Monument commemorating the site was officially opened last Friday. In use for approximately a century from 1690-1790, the cemetery is thought to have been the final resting place of approximately 15,000 Africans and African-Americans. Find out more about the cemetery and the opening ceremony courtesy of the New York Times, the Voice of America, and the New York Public Library.