Definition: (adj) making one feel strong, healthy, and full of energy
Location Placed: African Burial Ground National Memorial, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 11/22/17 at 1:11pm
One of the perks of working in the city? Being able to pop into lots of different places! I had a bit of time this afternoon and decided it was the perfect time to check out a National Park Service historic site in lower Manhattan. The African Burial Ground was originally a slave burial location several centuries ago. Slaves from newborns up through those older than 55 were placed in the area in unmarked graves. It wasn't until the new government building was under construction in 1991 that the bodies were found. There were several hundred bodies found, and many more likely still down there that were not excavated. Although not a large site, it definitely packs a lot of great information into a small area. I highly recommend watching the 20 minute video at the start because I knew very little about the site and its significance going into it.