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African Burial Ground

Film Festival Commemorates 25th Anniversary of the African Burial Ground

Alan Singer | Posted 03.28.2016 | New York
Alan Singer

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.

Manhattan's Forgotten Graveyards, Under Public Parks, Famous Hotels and Supermarkets

Greg Young | Posted 12.30.2013 | New York
Greg Young

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. 2013-10-30-nygraveyardspull.jpg

A Small Group of People Meet in Harlem

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

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.

New York Was the Land of Slavery

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

On Friday, over 100 middle school and high school students and their teachers on the New York and Slavery Walking Tour chanted as they marched through the streets of lower Manhattan.

An Abiding Presence of Faith: Protecting Harlem's African Burial Ground and Churches Under Threat, Part I

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

What is now the Metropolitan Transit Authority's 126th Street bus depot sits atop a colonial-era burial ground for African slaves and free blacks.