About New York African Burial Ground
The New York African Burial Ground is a 6.6-acre area in Lower Manhattan where around 15,000 African slaves and free Africans were buried in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Hidden by development, the New York African Burial Ground was uncovered during construction works in 1991.
Today, the New York African Burial Ground is marked by a memorial monument and also has a nearby visitor centre containing exhibits about the site (in the Ted Weiss Federal Building at 290 Broadway).
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