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Ceremony to Commemorate African Burial Ground

Hundreds in New York City plan to attend weekend ceremonies commemorating the contributions of enslaved Africans to the birth of the United States. There is still controversy surrounding a site where as many as 20,000 African men, women and children were laid to rest in the 1700s. Hear NPR's Allison Keyes.

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Allison Keyes is an award-winning journalist with almost 20 years of experience in print, radio, and television. She has been reporting for NPR's national desk since October 2005. Her reports can be heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Sunday.