Bush moves to make Manhattan's African gravesite a national monument
The burial site was uncovered in 1991 during planned building construction in lower Manhattan near City Hall and across the street from federal offices and courts.
It has been designated a National Historic Landmark, but making it a monument would place it in the care of the National Park Service, and, under one scenario offered by federal authorities, part of a local "heritage trail" with a federally run visitor center.
The site is now jointly managed by the Park Service and the General Services Administration.
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