Friday, October 05, 2007

the African Burial Ground National Monument


“For all those who were lost
For all those who were stolen
For all those who were left behind
For all those who are not forgotten.”

Sources: The New York Times and discoverblackheritage.com

11 comments:

Dance_Soul said...

Very Cool - I remember my friend working to help identify and catalog some of the remains back when we were in undergrad (she went to Howard). Thats exciting. I may have to add that to my East Coast excursion in March. Thanks for sharing.

Stephen Bess said...

Dance,
I want to see it too. I'm not sure when I'll be in NY again, but it's on my list. That's cool that your friend worked on that. I know one of the professors from American Univ who helped with that Howard project. It's a great honor for those African ancestors who perished under the system of slavery.

faith said...

That is a wonderful tribute to all those African Americans who died, probably early painful deaths. :( If I ever get to the east coast, I will visit this memorial for sure!

Have a great weekend!

Rethabile said...

It says that this is inscribed therein:
“For all those who were lost
For all those who were stolen
For all those who were left behind
For all those who are not forgotten.”

Ntate, thank you for informing us. I think this venture is a huge milestone that shouldn't be forgotten.

Stephen Bess said...

Faith-
Yes, it is a wonderful tribute. I must get a chance to see it when I make it to NY next time.

Rethabile-
Yes, these words are so important. Thank you. I will add them to this post. Khotso~

Bygbaby said...

Thx for posting this! Another good reason for me to get back to NYC.

Bygbaby

Michael J. West said...

It's beautiful.

get zapped said...

It's gorgeous with a peaceful feel to it. I'd love to see it in person some day. What a great tribute. Thanks for sharing.

Stephen Bess said...

Byg-
Yes, me too.

MJW-
Hello. I'm loooking forward to seeing that memorial.

Zapped-
Hello and thank you for stopping through.

black feline said...

about time too...and i just love the design...

BronzeBuckaroo said...

I want to see this sacred ground so much. So Very Much!

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