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Day 8 of #BlackAtlanticWorld #MaterialCulture for #BlackHistoryMonth I am pulling into #NYC which makes it extra appropriate to remind us all that #Manhattan is a space deeply embedded with the history of slavery. A tangible reminder of that: the African Burial Ground
Marked here on a 1750s map of Lower Manhattan
Near the cemetary? A place where black people were executed
Two resonant places in #Manhattan that remind us that slavery was not a southern thing. #NYC second only to Charleston for most enslaved people in a colonia city on the eve of the #AmRev
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