African Burial Ground National Monument

African Burial Ground National Historic Site

We got up early this morning to go to our last National Park Service site. I think we saved the best for last; we saw the African Burial Ground. It was so powerful. Violetka and I were both crying when we watched the movie they showed us. We held hands and promised one another that we will both always work for peace and justice.


The Ranger told us that the African Burial Ground National Monument doesn't have its own Junior Ranger program yet, but she gave us the Underground Railroad Junior Ranger program to do. And guess what? They are picking the design for the African Burial Ground NM Junior Ranger badge right now! Violetka and I both let the Ranger know which of the designs we liked better. (The one with the sankofa.) I think that the African Burial Ground NM is probably the most important thing you should visit if you ever visit New York.

If you would like to learn more about African Burial Ground National Monument, visit their website  It's really a great place to visit and the rangers there are so nice.

I'm sad to say good-bye to Violet, but I know we will see each other again soon!

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