Post Tagged with: "Harlem African Burial Ground"

Rev. Patricia Singletary, of the Elmendorf Reformed Church and co-chair of the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force, at the open house last week. She voiced her support for “a memorial that respects the past, educates those in the present and offers peace and solace.” (Photo by Emily Dixon via The Uptowner)

What’s Next for the Harlem African Burial Ground

African, History, Manhattan September 26, 2016 at 3:23 pm

As the city initiates the planning process for redeveloping the African Burial Ground in Harlem – formerly a bus depot – these next few months will involve meeting with the local community, reports The Uptowner.

Elmendorf Reformed Church, now at 171 E. 121st St. Its pastor, Patricia Singletary, heads the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force. She said, "“We just want the burial ground to be memorialized, properly commemorated and preserved.” (Photo by "Joseph", Creative Commons license)

Memorial for African Burial Ground Set for East Harlem

History, Manhattan July 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

The memorial will replace a city bus depot that was slated for renovation, according to an article in Amsterdam News which traces the history of the site to the mid-1600s.