Remembering the 'unforgotten'

Boyd, Herb
October 2007
New York Amsterdam News;10/11/2007, Vol. 98 Issue 42, p1
The article reports that hundreds of participants at the dedication to the African Burial Ground National Monument gathered at the site to remember unforgotten African Americans in Manhattan, New York City. One of the most rewarding moments during the memorial celebration was to hear at least two of the speakers mention some of those who were members of that small army of determined activists who were concerned about the destruction of the cemetery.


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