25 August 2015

NYC #63: Story Stone, Maple Grove Cemetery (4), Kew Gardens, Queens

'In the late 19th century,
many African Americans
were buried in unmarked graves
near this stone. Hundreds of
impoverished children and adults –
taken early in life by the diseases of
the times – were brought to "common"
graves from New York City homes and
hospitals. Buried here as well, are
African-American residents of
Jamaica, Queens who helped build
our vital Community.

Day of Remembrance
September, 2005'

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