Bush moves to make Manhattan's African gravesite a national monument
The burial site was uncovered in 1991 during planned building construction in lower Manhattan near City Hall and across the street from federal offices and courts.
It has been designated a National Historic Landmark, but making it a monument would place it in the care of the National Park Service, and, under one scenario offered by federal authorities, part of a local "heritage trail" with a federally run visitor center.
The site is now jointly managed by the Park Service and the General Services Administration.
comments powered by Disqus
- Most Millennials Resist the ‘Millennial’ Label
- Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers – and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting
- China military parade commemorates WW2 victory over Japan
- New documentary explores the legacy of the 5,000 Rosenwald schools set up by a Sears magnate and Booker T. Washington
- Rare silent Native American movie of 1920s attracting a lot of interest
- Historian Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham wins National Humanities Medal
- AHA President Vicki L. Ruiz named National Humanities Medalist
- Historians of Color Are Revolutionizing the Narrative of ‘American Exceptionalism’
- Henry VIII voted worst monarch in history
- The Fuhrer style: Historian says press coverage of Hitler’s lavish life fueled his rise to power