New York Opens Slave Burial Site
New York opened a slave burial site to the public Saturday, according to the BBC.
The burial site in Manhattan, which dates back to the late 17th Century, had been built over as New York expanded. It was discovered during a 1991 excavation for a federal building. Half of the 400 remains found were of children under 12.
A 25 foot granite monument designed by Rodney Leon now marks the site. It is made out of stone from South Africa and North America.
Maya Angelou and Mayor Michael Bloomberg were present at the dedication ceremony Saturday. The project cost $50 million.