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NYC Slave Cemetery Is Now Hallowed Ground

In New York City, on lower Manhattan Island, lie two and a half hectares of land that represent brutal early American history. It’s where many Africans who were slaves in homes, factories and the city’s burgeoning port are buried. They were among untold numbers of Africans forcibly taken from their homelands and brought to the New World in chains. For hundreds of years, they were simply forgotten. That changed in 1991 when the bones of over 400 people were unearthed during construction of...

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