In 1991 when workers were digging the foundation for the Federal Building at 290 Broadway, bones began to surface from this long buried, forgotten site. See nps.gov/afbg/historyculture/places.htm.
Underneath what became the African Burial Ground National Monument lies an estimated 6. 6 acres with 15,000 remains of Africans and African Americans - enslaved and free. The cemetery was used during the 17th and 18th there in Lower Manhattan. The Monument is at 290 Broadway and Duane adjacent to the Federal Building. The burial ground also runs under Wall Street.
Manning Marable, historian and former head of African studies at Columbia put the choice we have today in this way:
"In order to have a common future, we have to reconstruct our common past." Milan Kundera, the novelist, boiled our choice down to this: "Our choice is simple: memory or oppression."
Our documentary, "Resurrecting Love," is about the struggle it takes to keep memory alive. By its very definition, "memory" included the memory of our ancestors. © China Galland
You can be part of "Resurrecting Love" and help us complete this independent documentary. Our film is sponsored by the non-profit arts organization Fractured Atlas. You can make a tax-deductible donation to fracturedatlas.org on behalf of Resurrecting Love. Please help us complete this documentary and get it out into the world in 2017-2018. It couldn't be more relevant/
There's a DONATE button on our website: resurrectinglovemovie.org . We also have additional video clips from our footage, see resurrectinglovemovie.org
Your tax-deductible on-line donations go through our 501 c 3 fiscal sponsor, fracturedatlas.org . Thank you!