Volume 17 • Issue 18 | SEPTEMBER 24 - 30, 2004



Downtown Express photo by Ramin Talaie

Nigerian president visits African Burial Ground

His Excellency Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the president of Nigeria, visited the African Burial Ground on Duane St. Wednesday. The president called on strengthening ties between Africans and African-Americans. The remains of 419 blacks were discovered at the site during a construction project in 1991, and after years of political disputes and archeological studies, the remains of the Colonial-era slaves were returned to their burial home last year. The Boys Choir of Harlem performed at the ceremony.



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