New York: African Burial Ground National Monument

Slavery has survived in America for hundreds of years. After just half a century after the arrival of the first slaves in New York, almost half of the population had a slave. It’s a part of history that risks to be forgotten, but we need to remember the lives that were lost in that period. Many of them will never have a name, but they are still remembered in the African Burial Ground National Monument.

The African Burial Ground National Monument is found at Elk Street in Manhattan and keeps the remains of more than 400 Africans buried there between the 17th and 18th century. They estimate the true number to be around 15 and 20 thousand. Nowadays a monument stands in memory of the slaves that died in New York, and the area was declared a National Historic Landmark.

 

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