HW Pick: New Crowdsourced Database Will Locate The Burial Sites Of Forgotten US Slaves

slave-grave-databaseThe stories are infrequent but deeply compelling: one recent news item in the AP’s The Big Story describes the bones of 14 people from the 18th or early 19th century, discovered in Albany, NY, “wrapped in shrouds, buried in pine boxes and—over centuries—forgotten. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: Black History Month At the African Burial Ground

David Mills

David Mills

By Udo Salters

On Saturday February 7th,  the African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan featured David Mills’ dramatic performance of Langston Hughes’ work for Black History Month.

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Mayor David Dinkins At Maya Angelou Dedication

esper2By Rudy Colins

It was the Esper dedication for the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp in collaboration with the National Park Service and the United States Postal Service, at the downtown African Burial Ground National Monument on Thursday, August 20, 2015.

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