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Black History in Lower Manhattan




Xperience Black Travel Blog Post #2


I love a trip to New York City, specifically Manhattan!!! The energy of the city has a rhythm like none other. Additionally, I love a good Broadway show. As a black culture enthusiast, I have seen most of August Wilson’s productions. I even got to see Fences with Viola Davis and Denzel Washington!! I was just two rows back at the production that I attended!!! What an experience!!! I have also been able to explore Black History in lower Manhattan. One of the best ways to start your exploration is to book the New York Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour (https://www.viator.com/tours/New-York-City/New-York-City-Slavery-and-Underground-Railroad-Tour/d687-5637UGRR?pid=P00037975&uid=U00282754&mcid=58086). I learned so much about the contributions of early African Americans in Manhattan. Your visit is not complete without a visit to the African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan. The African Burial Ground National Monument is the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in North America for both free and enslaved Africans. The African Burial Ground National Monument visitor center address is 290 Broadway between Duane and Reade Streets. The outside memorial is located on the corner of Duane Street and African Burial Ground Way. 

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