Day 2

Tuesday, March 27, was a tightly-scheduled day that began with a visit at the PACE University and a talk with Dr. Denise Belen Santiago concerning diversity and social justice. After the discussion, the group went to see the African Burial Ground National Monument and the adjacent museum, followed by a visit to the National Museum of the American Indian. Both institutions were designed to highlight American minority groups of non-European heritage, therefore the visits served their purpose of ensuring that the trip would make diverse narratives heard by the students, many of whom came to the United States for the first time. In continuation of this theme, the group also paid a visit to the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, which had recently opened its new headquarters in a renovated disused firehouse between East and West Harlem.

 

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