African Burial Ground National Monument was created after construction of a government office building revealed the burial ground of thousands of free and enslaved African Americans. Archeologists helped excavate every individual and attempt to make some sort of identification. Each individual was them reburied at the site. For more information about the archeological work done to help identify the people and create the monument, check out this report. For more information about African Burial Ground National Monument, visit its website.

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