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African Burial Ground National Monument, New York City
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African Burial Ground National Monument is located in New York City. Plan to visit African Burial Ground National Monument during your New York City vacation using our convenient New York City trip itinerary maker.
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I only knew a little about the discovery of the bodies but once I arrived it was so eye opening..I took the metro R it took me 1 block away from the site, I was so glad I went and was amazed at the mo... read more »
This was a very eye opening to the plight of the slaves. Make sure you take the time to check this out!
As part of the National Park we went to investigate to learn more about this and were surprised about this discovery of not so long ago. Truly amazing - and some of the art they have shown was outstan... read more »
1. Even though you're not an American like me, it is worth to visit this place. This place is not only about the American history but also about 'human being's history. Actually, I had expected that this was just a cemetery for African Americans. However, while I watched some film in the visitor center, I deeply moved and understood why it was so important. I strongly recommend visiting it. 2. All staffs are very kind and gentle. Most park rangers who I met are usually great. Park rangers there are the most dedicated in my opinion. Thanks to them, all of us learned a lot of things there. I can never forget them. 3. If you have children, they can earn Junior rangers badges there after completing booklets. It is helpful to read a junior ranger booklet(you can download it) before visiting. JR program is not picky. Kids can find answers easily in the museum. Also a park ranger explains it to kids very kindly. Awesome.
A great honor and pride. IA sacred place extremely emotional to see the my Ancestors which built New York City in the 1700s.
It is sublime! The atmosphere is overwhelming. The symbols of faith are marvelous!!
As a site protected by the National Park Service, along with Mount Rushmore, Statute of Liberty, Grand Canyon, one may already presume before stepping in that this site is special. This National Monument at 0.34 acres memorializes the approximately 15,000 Africans that were buried within the surrounding 6.6 acres in the 17th and 18th centuries. While standing in the memorial's lower level, or circle of diaspora, one can almost forget they are in bustling Manhattan. Quite peaceful.
Underrated exhibit. Everyone should stop by once. One of a kind.
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