Photographs from the excavation of the 18th-century burial ground are among the displays in the new visitor center. Credit Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times
Bodies believed to be those of 95 black forced-labor prisoners from Jim Crow era unearthed in Sugar Land after one man's quest
The African Burial Ground Visitor Center in Lower Manhattan includes life-size mourning figures. Credit Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times
The centerpiece of the new visitor center exhibits is a life-size tableau of a burial ceremony. Credit Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times
A mass grave — and chilling secrets from the Jim Crow era — may halt construction of a school in Texas
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As some of these stories point out, the threat of being buried alive is still a very terrifying and valid concern.
The African Burial Ground National Monument went up in New York in 2007, after an excavation discovered over 400 skeletons six years prior. recreation.gov
Photographed during the Civil War, this building in Alexandria, Virginia, housed a slave auction house during the antebellum period.
View image of Many people believe that plague pits, like the one here, are scattered throughout London
Poe's body lies beneath this monument in Baltimore. The death of the author is surrounded in mystery.
View image of Construction of the Underground at Westminster. Even Westminster Abbey's burial ground ...
Jacey Chalmers, whose father died from a heroin overdose, lives with her grandmother, in Martinsburg. Down the street is a couple with five adopted children ...
A page in The Slave's Friend, a children's book published by the American Anti-Slavery Society, explains the mechanism used to chain enslaved people ...
Skeletons of a mother and child found in the Bedlam burial ground on the future site of a Crossrail ticket hall. (Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett)
The Schuylkill Yards development area west of 30th Street Station includes the old Bulletin building.
Archaeologists have unearthed the first Philistine cemetery ever found, at Ashkelon in southern Israel.
An 1858 advertisement for the sale of slaves in the Natchez Daily Courier mentions the “Louisiana guarantee,” a nod to the state's more generous slave ...
In over 5's, 10,856 were tested, of which 6,743 were positive. They also carried out immunisations for under 5's on 8,351 children and 324 babies were born ...
Slave shackles in a display case at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
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Volunteer archaeologists work in March 2017 to exhume bodies buried at the former First Baptist burial
Roman gold coins discovered by archaeologist Joe Severn (pictured) that had been hidden 1,800 years ago (Image: Reuters)