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African Burial Ground: A Forgotten Cemetery Becomes a Monument

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African Burial Ground: A Forgotten Cemetery Becomes a Monument

African Burial Ground: A Forgotten Cemetery Becomes a Monument

African Burial Ground: A Forgotten Cemetery Becomes a Monument

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Historians, dignitaries and community members recently dedicated a memorial to those buried at the African Burial Ground National Monument. Howard Dodson, of New York's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, explains the site's history.

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