African Burial Ground National Monument, New York City

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  • July 29, 2017
    Of all the museums in New York, this one is free and very educational. I've learned a lot about slavery and the history of African Americans. Many people go next to the Museum, I advise everyone to go there but it's worth to a stop, even if you're not passionate about history
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  • July 24, 2017
    I'm sure it would be nice without the construction scaffolding but right now it's not necessarily worth a stop. The museum is nice and educational, though.  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    again pointed out that this was not, voluntary immigrants but deported slaves who have been buried from the city walls. Nevertheless the African burial ground only archaeological ground monument under heritage protection and a Memorial of the city of New York. It is designated as a national monument since 2006. It is reminiscent of one in the 17th and 18th century used cemetery for African-Americans, where some 15,000 people were buried. There are eineoffizielle name African burial ground (German: African burial ground) but there are a number of further, some historical names: Negro burying place, Negros burying ground and African burying ground. These terms also may be so terrible, they are at least honest. I think it is important that this Memorial is visited, so that we remember also in Manhattan that there were also people in spite of the Meltingpots for the NYC is famous, which fell out of the pot.
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  • June 26, 2017
    Ensure that you visit both the museum and the outdoor monument.
  • March 25, 2017
    Was chilly when I stumbled upon it, but just the positive vibe around it was a great feeling that they did not die in vain! Hope to be back to check it out soon!!
  • November 28, 2016
    Worth seeking out, tourist or not. Helpful plaques on the outside give story & context you might otherwise rely on a park ranger for. Interior is beautiful.
  • December 4, 2016
    Stop by and learn about this sacred burial ground, unknown to many until the recent discovery of the site. Because the entire site is fenced off, visitors can only see and take pictures of the memorial from the street, and read the plaques with information about the history and significance of the place.
  • April 22, 2017
    Historic and interesting. Nuff said.

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