In 1991 construction workers started digging the foundation for a new $300 million federal government building in lower Manhattan. The project was forced to halt when workers discovered a burial ground with wooden coffins and human remains.
Here's a chilling thought for the Halloween season: If you're visiting one of New York's many amazing parks and squares, it's likely that you're standing on land that was formerly used as a cemetery or potter's field.
Tait's film is a powerful depiction of the history of race in New York City. It's great strength is that it shows Blacks as historical actors battling for freedom and rights rather than as just victims of savage injustices.