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African Burial Ground National Monument
 

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African Burial Ground National Monument - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

I came across the African Burial Ground National Monument is tucked away in downtown Manhattan. This panorama shows the inside of the circular monument, a memorial to the estimated 15,000 Africans who were buried on the site over 200 years from the 1600's. The pictures shows the world map on the floor and the symbols around the edge. In the background the skyscrapers of New York rise into the sky.

African Burial Ground National Monument - FURTHER INFORMATION

African Burial Ground National Monument - New York visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'African Burial Ground National Monument' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from New York.

The African Burial Ground National Monument in New York was established on discovering the remains of some 400 Africans buried on the site during the 17th and 18th Centuries. The remains were discovered during the construction of the Federal Office Building on Foley Square in 1991. It is thought that some 15,000 to 20,000 African men, women and children may have been buried in the area from the 1600's through to 1812. In 2006, the African Burial Ground National Monument was designated as the he 123rd National Monument in the USA.

The African Burial Ground National Monument was designed by Rodney Leon, a Haitian-American. It is a circular monument with a triangular granite door / tent at the western side. It is called The Door of Return, in reference to The Door of No Return, a name given to slave ports on the coast of West Africa. A number of cultural events take place each year at the monument.

ADDRESS

African Burial Ground National Monument
Duane Street, Manhattan

Contact:
National Park Service
290 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
Phone 212-637-2019



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Subway: City Hall (Line 6), Cambers Street ( J, M lines)



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