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2003 Remains reburied in large ceremony
2006 Site declared national monument
Oct. 5, 2007, Memorial dedicated. • Michael Blakey:
Working in US
University at time…had published two articles previously on slave cemeteries…was selected by community as lead scholar on osteological remains Why the Burial Ground is Important
Why the Burial Ground is Important
• 1698, there were at least 700 people of African descent living in NYC…some were slaves, some were descendants of freeblack community of the Dutch…
• Perceptions that slavery never
Happened in NYC
• African American community
Asserted rights of cultural
Patrimony over the remains, guided
Development of research. Bahamas Parliament…Clifton would change many political futures. One of seven slave cabins preserved at Clif...
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