Legislation To Expand African Burial Ground National Monument

A delegation of New York lawmakers reintroduced legislation to create the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Education Center.

Video Transcript

- There's a new effort to expand the African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan. A delegation of New York lawmakers reintroduced legislation today to create the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Education Center. The historic site is the final resting place for 15,000 free and enslaved Africans from the 17th and 18th centuries.

KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND: The Museum would create a new venue where we can grow our understanding of the true history of our nation, our state, and the institution of slavery in the United States and around the world.

- The Museum would serve as a sister site of the National African-American Museum in Washington, the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.