African Burial Ground National Monument
A Place of Remembrance
—National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Circle of the Diaspora-The African Diaspora is the forced removal of Africans from their homeland to different parts of the world. It is also Africans’ unwavering spirit and ability to adapt. This circular wall, ramp, and interior court display cultural and spiritual images from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and other areas throughout the Diaspora.
Ancestral Chamber (right side of the marker)-The 24-foot-high Ancestral Chamber represents the soaring African spirit and the distance below the ground from which the ancestral remains were exhumed. It is made of Verde Fontaine green granite from Africa. The
Ancestral Reinterment Ground-On October 4, 2003, the exhumed ancestral remains were reburied on this site. The bones and accompanying artifacts were placed in hand-carved wooden coffins made in Ghana and lined with Kente cloth. The coffins were placed in seven crypts as close as possible to the original burial positions with heads facing west. Seven burial mounds mark the locations of the reinterments. If you wish, you may place flowers on top of the burial mounds.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 40° 42.876′ N, 74° 0.264′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Duane Street on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 290 Broadway, New York NY 10007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Sankofa" (a few steps from this marker); Surrogates Court (about 400 feet away, measured in
Also see . . . African Burial Ground National Monument - National Park Service. (Submitted on January 5, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.