Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force

About the Task Force:

The Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force is a group of concerned citizens who have united to help the Elmendorf Reformed Church (ERC) to restore and memorialize its historically and culturally significant colonial African Burial ground at 1st Avenue, between 126th and 127th Streets. ERC was established in 1660. In 1665, the First Church of Harlem, also known as the Dutch Reformed Church of Harlem (ERC), erected a church building at the corner of First Avenueand 127th Street, and a quarter acre of land connected with the church was set aside and became known as the “Negro Burying Ground” (hereafter called the African Burial Ground).  Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito’s Office helps to convene this Task Force with Rev. Patricia Singletary of the Elmendorf Reformed Church.

For more information:

To learn more, or join and help, please contact: Deborah Gibson at (212) 534-5856 or dig1214@aim.com.

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