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African American Burial Grounds

Plan of the City of New York, 1755

Aerial View of African Burial Ground National Monument

Aerial View of African Burial Ground National Monument

Continue Your Journey from Present to Past

People waiting in line to vote


African Americans continue the fight for social justice and equal treatment under the law.

Photograph of Geoffrey Canada engaging with students


African Americans established schools for their communities and have taken innovative approaches to education while challenging segregation and discrimination.

Black women in masks at a protest


Structural racism and racist beliefs about African Americans shape access to care and health outcomes.

General Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander, United States Central Command and former Commanding General, United States Forces – Iraq


While serving the nation, African Americans continued the fight for their own freedom and justice.