After reading the articles It seems that many, In my opinion, value this Historic site I feel that it could not be more perfectly handled then the way it was. I primarily focused my thoughts on how the community was brought into the research project and how the researchers themselves handled everything with such dignity. I feel that by allowing everyone to have his or her input the project itself had such meaning to our history.
I am glad that the plot of land was dedicated at the very end and became a National Historic Landmark. I enjoyed the history that became of this; all the articles gave such great insight into the history of slavery In the colonies. I think that once the public was notified and the concerns were addressed this site was something that everyone could learn from. The article, “Pharmacology of the African Burial Ground” by Michael Blakely was Interesting.
I believe this particular article addressed the problems faced by the searchers from the African-American “descendant community and their concern about whether or not research should be done, and the problem raised with false historic representations of African presence in the history of colonial New York. By allowing the public and descendants to become part of the project, it Just showed how smoothly things could operate when handled with dignity. I have a difference of opinion with the article “Why Are So Few African-Americans Doing African-American Archaeology? By Theresa A. Singleton. I feel the question she is asking is racist. I do not think it matters to any individual, me included, that certain races should be held at higher perspectives because it is part of their ethnicity that Is being studied. She spoke about the development of “African- American archaeology that Is Informed by African-American perspectives. ” In addition, continues to name ways In which It should be handled. I find It Ignorant because I do not think it matters to have things segregated in such studies.
I do not think anyone’s opinions or findings are or could be in anyway misconstrued, if it were white person, a Japanese person, or a Spanish person. People who get their education in fields of archaeology or history do it because that is what they want to do. I do not think that it to appealing on her end, to suggest that any other races contributions are less because they are not of African-American decent. I enjoyed the article “Protest and Reform-slave Island- New Work’s Hidden History” by Professor T J Davis.
His writing gave good accounts of historic timeshares and events that had took lace in New York. Which gave some great Insight and knowledge. It showed the long history of slavery that had taken place there and It brought Into view as It stated, “for most New Yorkers for the first time. ” In closing, I really enjoyed these selected articles for reading. I think all have great points and views and supporting evidence. I am just happy that the result was successful and that the community was definitely Involved. Ultimately, I Tell many people were Motormen Ana got to learn Trot t excavation.