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Celebrate the Reinterment at the African Burial Ground

Nineteen years ago, 419 human remains were shipped from a laboratory in Washington D.C. back to their final resting place at the African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan. The “reinterment,” as it is known, was a chance to...

Celebrate National Park Service’s Birthday With Free Events at the African Burial Ground

Celebrate National Park Service’s Birthday With Free Events at the African Burial Ground

The National Park Service’s 106th birthday is coming up later this month, and they went ahead and got you a present: The parks service, which is...

Lower Manhattan’s African Burial Ground Celebrates the Black Experience This Juneteenth

Lower Manhattan’s African Burial Ground Celebrates the Black Experience This Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19, marks Juneteenth, a day to commemorate the effective end of slavery in the United States. To honor this day, on June 18 the National...

From Construction Site to National Landmark: How Lower Manhattan’s African Burial Ground Was Saved

From Construction Site to National Landmark: How Lower Manhattan’s African Burial Ground Was Saved

The 1991 discovery of one of Manhattan’s most significant historical landmarks began like many other days in the city, with construction crews...

Wednesday, July 15: the Black Business Equity and Access to Capital Rally

Wednesday, July 15: the Black Business Equity and Access to Capital Rally

Leaders from a variety of Black-owned businesses and commercial real-estate developers are scheduled to march in the “Black Business Equity and...

Culture Radiates in Lower Manhattan’s One Square Mile

Culture Radiates in Lower Manhattan’s One Square Mile

From river to river, from Chambers to the Battery, Lower Manhattan is chock full of culture, art, and history.  But with Federal Hall, the Statue of...