Hunts Point Slave Burial Ground Learning Center
The Hunts Point Slave Burial Ground Learning Center will help commemorate the hundreds of enslaved and nearly forgotten African-Americans buried in the now-obliterated Hunts Point Slave Burial Ground (HPSBG). Developing a state-of-the-art Learning Center for students, parents, and faculty from PS 48, The Joseph Rodman Drake School will provide access to grade-appropriate material and resources that enhance and disseminate the dozens of primary and secondary source documents already collected on the HPSBG Project website.
The HPSBG Learning Center will:
- Catalog, curate and display historical maps, census data, newspaper accounts, and photographs accessible via both digital media and print.
- Provide extensive science resources about trees and plants in Drake Park in both digital and print formats.
- Offer curriculum, field trip, and lesson plan resources for educators, aligned to local, state, and national learning standards in literacy, mathematics, social studies, mathematics, and the arts.
- Develop an internet access portal for accessing digital multimedia resources dedicated to researching the confluence of the past, present, and future.
- Become the hub of the proposed Hunts Point oral history project, where students will learn to record, film and edit the history of their community by interviewing elders and family members.
Though in its infancy, the Learning Center will tell the story of the HPSBG, as well as help students explore slavery in NY and in its larger Trans-Atlantic context. The Learning Center seeks your support. Please contact the HPSBG Project to partner with us in the development of The HPSBG Learning Center.