African Burial Grounds Interpretive Center

Exhibit Design: Amaze Design
Architects: Roberta Washington Associates
Film Production: Firethorn Productions
Media Design: Northern Light Productions
Fabrication: Southern Custom Exhibits
Location: New York, New York
Date: 2010
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“Re-discovered” in 1991, the approximately 7-acre African Burial Ground site in lower Manhattan was named a National Monument in 2006. It is the final resting place for as many as 15,000 free and enslaved African men, women, and children who lived during the 17th and 18th Centuries.

The African Burial Ground is one of the most significant cultural sites for African history and heritage in America, both in terms of its content, but also the on-going research and “re-learning” that it has engendered. Amaze Design has had a great responsibility to not only create exhibits that will sensitively interpret and honor the lives of those interred here, but also foster awareness of the important role of Africans in the building and history of New York City.