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African Burial Ground

National Monument - New York

African Burial Ground National Monument is at Duane Street and African Burial Ground Way (Elk Street) in the Civic Center section of Lower Manhattan, New York City. Its main building is the Ted Weiss Federal Building at 290 Broadway. The site contains the remains of more than 419 Africans buried during the late 17th and 18th centuries in a portion of what was the largest colonial-era cemetery for people of African descent, some free, most enslaved. Historians estimate there may have been as many as 10,000–20,000 burials in what was called the "Negroes Burial Ground" in the 1700s. The five to six acre site's excavation and study was called "the most important historic urban archaeological project in the United States." The Burial Ground site is New York's earliest known African-American "cemetery"; studies show an estimated 15,000 African American people were buried here.

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Official Visitor Map of African Burial Ground National Monument (NM) in New York. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).African Burial Ground - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of African Burial Ground National Monument (NM) in New York. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Detail of the Official Visitor Map of African Burial Ground National Monument (NM) in New York. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).African Burial Ground - Detail Map

Detail of the Official Visitor Map of African Burial Ground National Monument (NM) in New York. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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https://www.nps.gov/afbg/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Burial_Ground_National_Monument African Burial Ground National Monument is at Duane Street and African Burial Ground Way (Elk Street) in the Civic Center section of Lower Manhattan, New York City. Its main building is the Ted Weiss Federal Building at 290 Broadway. The site contains the remains of more than 419 Africans buried during the late 17th and 18th centuries in a portion of what was the largest colonial-era cemetery for people of African descent, some free, most enslaved. Historians estimate there may have been as many as 10,000–20,000 burials in what was called the "Negroes Burial Ground" in the 1700s. The five to six acre site's excavation and study was called "the most important historic urban archaeological project in the United States." The Burial Ground site is New York's earliest known African-American "cemetery"; studies show an estimated 15,000 African American people were buried here. 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 The African Burial Ground National Monument is located on the first floor of the Ted Weiss Federal Building located at 290 Broadway in Lower Manhattan; close to Foley Square and just north of City Hall. Our visitor center is located mid-block on Broadway between the cross streets of Duane Street and Reade Streets. African Burial Ground National Monument Visitor Center Visitor center is located at 290 Broadway, in lower Manhattan. The visitor center is located mid-block on Broadway between Duane and Reade Streets. African Burial Ground Memorial African Burial Ground Memorial African Burial Ground Memorial Visitor Center Entrance Entrance to visitor center with four banners above doorway. Entrance to the African Burial Ground National Monument visitor center. Outdoor Memorial Entrance Outdoor memorial entrance with closed gate. Outdoor memorial entrance with closed gate. Memorial's circle of diaspora. Memorial's circle of diaspora. Memorial's circle of diaspora. Exhibits within visitor center. Exhibits within visitor center. Exhibits within visitor center. National Park Getaway: African Burial Ground National Monument The “City That Never Sleeps” is constantly reinventing itself. Buildings designed with one intention become something else; old structures give way to new, and neighborhoods regenerate. But sometimes something happens that causes New York City to stop and reflect on its history. ranger speaking to a crowd of people in front of a memorial Young Leaders of Africa Visit African Burial Ground National Monument Mandela Washington Fellow Barbara Kemigisa, from Uganda, enjoys 'the moment' "expressing freedom," she said, at African Burial Ground National Monument. Barbara is an HIV activist in Kampala, Uganda who is passionate about sharing her story after being molested as a child and infected with HIV as a teen, through Pill Power Uganda. This organization recycles empty ARV bottles into artifacts to engage, support, and inspire youth living with HIV and to use their stories. Barbara Kemigisa, from Uganda, lies on the floor map of Manhattan showing African Burial Ground.

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