Slave gravesite in New York City
“SOMETHING YOUR TOUR GUIDE MIGHT NOT TELL YOU:
The heart of NYC’s Financial District is built on a huge 18th century African Burial Ground. Some 419 Africans were discovered in 1991, a large portion women and children.
The burial ground extends from Broadway Southward under City Hall, and almost to the site of the former World Trade Center. It is believed that there are as many as 20,000 slavery-era Africans in graves under the buildings in Lower Manhattan.
Abolish historical amnesia and ponder for a moment the fact that this financial epicenter of the world is built on slavery, oppression, and death.”
Literally, and daily.
yo. that last sentence hits you in the face like a brick.
Slaves built New York CIty don’t let the north fool you
My mentor, my Howard
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i really enjoy swinging kinds, ya know.
photo circa. march 2014
During a panel discussion at the National Black Writer’s Conference over the weekend, author and professor Jelani Cobb said, “Ebony magazine, the same publishing company that published the picture of Emmett Till’s desecrated body, kowtowed and apologized to the Republican National Committee. What I said to them on Twitter was that ‘You apologize to the Republicans when they apologize for gutting the Voting Rights Act,’” said Cobb.
Biko Family Defiant || Ntsiki Biko, widow of South African political detainee Steve Biko, who died while in police custody on 12 September 1977, defiantly gives the Black Power salute with their children Samora (left) aged two, and Nkosinathi aged six, in front of their home at King William’s Town, South Africa, shortly after hearing of his death. ‘Steve may be dead, but his struggle will continue’, she said.