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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Activists select their burial ground design

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK -- Federal officials have not yet selected an African Burial Ground memorial design, but activists said Tuesday they have made their choice from among the five finalists _ the sole scheme that is mostly open space. "We don't want our ancestors disrespected twice," said City Councilman Charles Barron, who identified himself as a member of the Committee of the Descendants of the African Burial Ground. "We want a burial ground, not a museum."

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