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African Burial Ground

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The African Burial Ground is a grave containing the bones of hundreds of enslaved Africans that was discovered in 1991 in Manhattan. According to CNN, the bones "tell a little-known story of early New York," and of the role of slavery in the building of the city.[1]

Though located in lower Manhattan adjacent to the Ted Weiss Federal Building at 290 Broadway, and designated as a federal landmark, the Burial Ground remains, as does the role of slavery, a more obscure part of New York's history.[2]