Officials Unify After Racist Vandalism At African Burial Ground « CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Officials gathered Monday at the African Burial Ground National Monument to decry racist vandalism at the site.

Watch: Officials Denounce Racist Vandalism. CAUTION: STRONG LANGUAGE

The Federal Protective Service is taking the lead on the investigation.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video after a threatening message was scrawled there last week.

“These things and these issues have never gone away,” said City Council member Jumaane Williams. “But we are at a time where it is at a fever pitch.”

“This shocking and hateful act cannot diminish the spirit of African Burial Ground National Monument, nor silence the story it tells,” said National Parks Service Manhattan Sites Superintendent Shirley McKinney. “The National Park Service takes acts…

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