Last time I was home in the Bronx we visited an enslaved burial ground. This site is 1.2 miles from where I grew up but I’d never heard of it until this year.
The sign on the gate said that in a segregated section of the cemetery an enslaved nanny, coachman, farm laborer, wood cutter, driver, blacksmith, cook, groom, carpenter, and seamstress were buried. Only one was named, a woman known as Aunt Rose.
Through all my years in public school, we were never taught this history. Rather we were told that our neighborhoods had nothing to offer and we needed to get out.
I hope more people, especially young folks, visit this place and ask questions and learn about the rich history of the Bronx. .
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