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Part 3: The Resurrection Man!

So far, I have been focused on the slave situation in NYC as it pertained to the African burial grounds in lower Manhattan. But let’s travel down south to discuss a really interesting connected event. Meanwhile in Georgia… In 1828, the Medical College of Georgia was founded. Like most medical schools of the time, being […]Read More

Early NYC and The Robbers of the Grave (Archaeology of

Note: As you read, learn and engage with this series of articles, there are some other themes that I encourage you to think about, and try to make connections to as you follow: The culture of mistrust between the African American population and the medical community Power dynamics between the biomedical model and traditional practices […]Read More

New York's Slave Past: The History and Archaeology of the

“New York City, 1741. A growing population of slaves and indentured white laborers had city authorities on edge. When a series of fires broke out in March and April, suspicion fell on a conspiracy of these lower classes. A white servant, with promise of freedom and a reward, implicated about a hundred blacks and whites […]Read More