Announcing the birth of a new occasional 4um series, title keyword SLAVENORTH as a nod to slavenorth.com -- the central library on (and antidote to) the slave guilt mythomania on which most of modern ameriKan life is based.
Any slavery scandals based in NYC are ultra-damning since the Big Bagel is considered the very world capitol of Diversity and Tolerance, the Multicultural Paradise showing the way to Pluralistic Nirvana for all peoples. Give me your tired, your poor -- we'll be happy to ship 'em all over the country!
1863: blacks hanged in the streets by New Yorkers rioting against Mr. Lincoln's Big Adventure. Early 1990s: while preparing to erect a vainglorious new building right in the middle of Lower Manhattan's Civic Center area, the PTB are shocked to unearth "the remains of more than 419 Africans buried during the late 17th and 18th centuries in a portion of what was the largest colonial-era cemetery for people of African descent, some free, most enslaved" (wikid). Realizing that covering it back up would be "racist" they opt to enshrine the spot under the lying and dishonest moniker of African Burial Ground National Monument. What other dark secrets wait to be unveiled on Turtle Island?
Believe this is the Youtuber ("@UrbanistExploringCities") that does lots of interesting shorts on overlooked spots of interest in NYC. Wikid supports his allegations on this. Don't miss the comment he tosses off in closing: "this happened many other times in New York City history."
Slave scandals all over New York -- I'm starting to think the "glory of coming of the Lord" wasn't all that glorious! NN
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