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“Sankofa”

African Burial Ground National Monument

 
 
"Sankofa" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 1, 2008
1. "Sankofa"
Inscription.
On the marker is the Adinkra symbol, "Sankofa" - a symbol for the importance of learning from the pastr


For all those who were lost,
For all those who were stolen,
For all those who were left behind,
For all those who were not forgotten.
 
Erected 2007 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 40° 42.864′ N, 74° 0.267′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Federal Plaza/Duane Street 0 miles west of African Burial Ground Way/Elk Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker inscriptions are part of the African Burial Ground Memorial designed by Rodney Leon and are accessible to pedestrians on the eastern grounds of the Ted Weiss Federal Building (290 Broadway) off Federal Plaza/Duane Street. 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. African Burial Ground National Monument (a few steps from this marker); Surrogates Court
African Burial Ground National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 1, 2008
2. African Burial Ground National Monument
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civic Center (about 400 feet away); The Rotunda (about 500 feet away); Broadway-Chambers Building (about 500 feet away); Municipal Building (about 500 feet away); Horace Greeley (about 600 feet away); Joseph Pulitizer (about 600 feet away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Sankofa. (Submitted on November 5, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. African Burial Ground National Monument. (Submitted on November 5, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Adinkra Symbols Index. (Submitted on November 5, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Slavery, Negroes, Akan, Congo, New Amsterdam, Rodney Leon.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNative Americans
 
The Door of No Return, image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 1, 2008
3. The Door of No Return,
Rodney Leon's symbolic view of the Atlantic from a slave prison on the African coast.
The Memoral's granite rendering of the Atlantic Ocean image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 1, 2008
4. The Memoral's granite rendering of the Atlantic Ocean
view from North America toward Africa. Note other Adinkra Symbols along the wall in the background.
18th Century map of the "Negroes Burial Ground" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 1, 2008
5. 18th Century map of the "Negroes Burial Ground"
superimposed on modern map of Lower Manhatten with the small, rectangular section now forming the National Monument indicated.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,215 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on February 20, 2016, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 5, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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