The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that the draft Management Recommendations for the African Burial Ground, an important National Historic Landmark located in New York City, will be available for public review and comment beginning on September 28. Release of this plan offers the American public an important opportunity to provide comment on recommendations that one day may guide day- to- day management decisions at the African Burial Ground.
The report will be available online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov through October 28, 2005. Please click on Plans/Documents Open for Comment and go to Management Recommendations for the African Burial Ground. The report can also be viewed on the GSA website: www.africanburialground.gov. Written comments on the report will be accepted through November 4, 2005.
As part of this process, open house public gatherings will be held on Saturday, October 22 at the Brooklyn Public Library (located at Grand Army Plaza) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and in Manhattan on Monday, October 24 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. NPS staff will be available to discuss the recommendations included in the report. For additional information on these public gatherings, please call 212- 825- 6887 or 215- 597- 1570.