Exploring DowntownThe African Burial Ground was active until 1794. Within an area of not quite six acres, perhaps as many as 20,000 people were interred, mostly free or enslaved Africans. During the 18th century, one in ten residents of New York was of African descent, and slavery was widespread in or near the city. The institution of slavery officially endured in New York until July 4, 1827 - a fact celebrated the next day, July 5, by a parade through the city by hundreds of African-Americans. However, enslaved persons were in fact held in New York beyond that date.
|Series||This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series|
|Placed By||Alliance for Downtown New York|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 584100 N 4507561|
|Decimal Degrees||40.71468333, -74.00430000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 42.881', W 74° 0.258'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 42' 52.86" N, 74° 0' 15.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||212, 917, 646, 718, 347|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 290 Broadway, New York NY 10007, US|
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