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Re: [NY] Slavery In New York
In Response To: Re: [NY] Slavery In New York ()
I am writing an essay about African Americans, their art, culture, artifacts, and early histories in Lower Manhattan which I will be posting on Afrigeneas.
"AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND HISTORY: LOST... SEPTEMBER 11, 2001"
In addition to the horrific loss of humanity by the despicable muslim terrorist, the link below from the Heritage Preservation reports on:
"FIRST COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF LOSS TO NATION’S CULTURAL HERITAGE AS A RESULT OF 9/11"
The study says that:
"Thousands of artifacts from an 18th century African burial ground and more than one million artifacts from the 19th century working class neighborhood of Five Points – discovered in 1991 during excavation for the Foley Square federal courthouse and one of the most important archaeological finds in the history of Lower Manhattan."
Although a few artifacts have been recovered since the report was published, the majority were lost forever. There's so much of our cultural heritage and our collective memory of that awful day that seems lost in the American and global memory.
K Wyer Lane