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African Burial Ground National Monument

One of the most significant American archeological finds of the 20th century occurred in Lower Manhattan. In May 1991, the discovery of the African Burial Ground gave voice to those who help build New Amsterdam and early New York City.

  • 1.

    African Burial Ground Monument

    African Burial Ground Monument

    The anchor of all African Burial grounds in New York City.

  • 2.

    126th Street Bus Terminal

    126th Street Bus Terminal

    Ground worth fighting for.

  • 3.

    Seneca Village

    Seneca Village

    One of the first villages founded by free Black people.

  • 4.

    Sara Delano Roosevelt Park

    Sara Delano Roosevelt Park

    The M'Finda Garden continues to pay homage to former African American slaves.

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