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Cemetery of the Week #87: Washington’s tomb

Washington’s tomb Mount Vernon 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon, Virginia 22309 Telephone: (703) 780-2000 Tomb constructed: 1831 Number of interments in and around the vault: 25 Open: The estate is open 365 days of the year: November through … Continue reading

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Black History in American Graveyards

Lay Down Body: Living History in African American Cemeteries by Roberta Hughes Wright My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book seems to have been designed as a textbook for an African American Studies program, but that’s not a bad … Continue reading

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Not the book the African Burial Ground deserves

Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York’s African Burial Ground by Joyce Hansen My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was excited to find a book about Manhattan’s African Burial Ground, which I visited for the first time … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #65: the African Burial Ground

African Burial Ground National Monument Duane Street, between Broadway and African Burial Ground Way/Elk Street Manhattan, New York 10007 Telephone: (212) 637-2019 Opened to the public: October 5, 2007 Size: 6.6 acres is the estimated size of the entire burial … Continue reading

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A first look at the African Burial Ground

Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York’s African Burial Ground by Joyce Hansen My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was excited to find a book about Manhattan’s African Burial Ground, which I visited in May 2002. At … Continue reading

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