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African Burial Ground National Monument

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Date: 1690 to 1790
Location: New York City, New York County, New York, United Statesmap
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The African Burial Ground National Monument

Address: New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

GPS Coordinates: 40.7144400,-74.0047200

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History

From the 1690s to the 1790s, a small plot of land in Lower Manhattan became the final resting place for over 15,000 free and enslaved Africans. The burial ground was then lost under years of urban development and landfill, until workers rediscovered the burial ground in 1991 during an excavation of the land for a Federal Government office building. Excavations at the site revealed the remains of 419 Africans and over 500 individual artifacts.

  • The monument is in downtown Manhattan, New York.
  • On April 19, 1993 the site was designated the African Burial Ground a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior.
  • On February 27, 2006 the site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Notable Monuments

African Burial Ground National Monument Entrance View

African Burial Ground National Monument Full View

African Burial Ground National Monument aerial view

Notable Interments

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