African Burial Grounds, NYC

By Lazabout

The weekend before the inauguration I took a train to NYC to do a general walkabout and visit with some family. It was crazy cold for a gal from Texas, but one of the coolest things about the City is its walkability. There was a mention of some sort of monument to the slaves who on the journey to the Americas established when remains were unearthed while digging the site or new city offices. Thankfully the discovery was preserved in place (making a wee bit hard to find) and a lovely, artistic monument was built. It has a tiny footprint, dwarfed by towering office buildings on all sides. Well worth the hunt tho.

I took this peering through the corridor which leads from the ground level where you can still see some of the grave mounds, to the sunken memorial to those who died.

Image
African Burial Grounds, NYC

Created: May 16, 2010

Tags: memorial, new york, corridor

Image Media

Related Records:

Space Flower
Space Flower By Lazabout
The Corridor
The Corridor By poeticon
Clouds Afire
Clouds Afire By Lazabout
Kitty Lit
Kitty Lit By Lazabout
finally falling
finally falling By LaraMinerva
Quadracci Pavilion
Quadracci Pavilion By Marie_Bee
SXSW Big Bags 2010.1
SXSW Big Bags 2010.1 By Lazabout
The Red Chair
The Red Chair By Metaphorest
your destination is your choice (No. 50: Vanishing Point)
your destination is your choice (No. 50: Vanishing Point) By phoenixsummer
Bloomin' Redbud
Bloomin' Redbud By Lazabout
Passed Out Puppy
Passed Out Puppy By Lazabout
Alone Together
Alone Together By annmarie57