Visit African Burial Ground National Monument in NYC
African Burial Ground National Monument
African Burial Ground National Monument at Duane Street and African Burial Ground Way (Elk Street) in Lower Manhattan preserves a site containing the remains of more than 400 Africans buried during the late 17th and 18th centuries. Historians estimate there may have been 15,000-20,000 burials in what was the largest colonial-era cemetery for enslaved African people. The site's excavation and study was called "the most important historic urban archeological project in the United States.
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