New York's African Burial Ground

New York's African Burial Ground

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Boats bringing Africans to work in the colonial settlement populated the harbor of New York. By the end of the 1700s, some 15,000 of these enslaved Africans had arrived, worked, and died in New York. Both enslaved and free Africans were buried at New York's northern edge in a place known today as the African Burial Ground. The burials would have remained virtually unacknowledged but in 1991, new building construction in Lower Manhattan unearthed the remains of these African New Yorkers.

Written by Dr. Martia G. Goodson, published by Eastern National, paperback, 32 pages, ISBN: 978-1-59091-116-7


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