By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Sacred Tradition, Sacred Ground - New York, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 42.875 W 074° 00.254
18T E 584106 N 4507549
Quick Description: One of a few plaques at the African Burial Ground National Monument.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2018 11:06:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMYPTV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 0

Long Description:
The plaque says, "The rediscovery of the burial ground revealed that Africans and their descendants buried love ones with dignity and respect in the 17th and 18th centuries. More than 90 percent of the 419 human skeletal remains were wrapped in shrouds (cloths), and most of the bodies were buried in full sized coffins. Africans continued other traditional practices such as placing pennies of the eyes to keep them closed. Small artifacts like beads, cowry shells, and cuff links sometimes accompanied burials.

Community activists, politicians, and many others fought vehemently to preserve the burial ground and to honor this history and culture. Their effort led to the designation of the .34 acre of African Burial Ground as a national monument."
Civil Right Type: Race (U.S. Civil Rights movement)

Visit Instructions:
You must have visited the site in person, not online.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Civil Rights Memorials
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
bluesnote visited Sacred Tradition, Sacred Ground - New York, NY 7/8/2018 bluesnote visited it