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I visited the African Burial Ground National Monument while visiting New York last week. The things I learned in this museum gave me crazy chills. Once they started to build more in the city of New York these coffins of former slaves and black bodies were uprooted. Descendants of the people buried here petitioned and got them to stop digging up and disrespecting the their loved ones. It was crazy to learn that a good percentage of the bodies were of kids no older than 2 years old. The monument was built right on top of this huge burial site which preserved the bodies that weren’t destroyed.