Poet David Mills and Boneyarn

Poet David Mills will read from and reflect upon the research behind ‘Boneyarn,’ the first-ever book of poems about slavery in New York City (NYC). NYC holds the oldest and largest slave cemetery in the United States—the Negro Burial Ground. Fifteen thousand enslaved and free Blacks, some Native Americans, and poor whites are buried there. Mills creatively ‘excavates’ the tragedies and triumphs of New York’s enslaved and free Black community. He writes about those who toiled as cooks, childhood chimney sweeps, sailed the Atlantic, fought in the Revolutionary War, maintained African traditions when burying the dead, built the ‘wall’ where Wall Street gets its name. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Rye African Cemetery. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Click here to register.

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Jay Heritage Center
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023
Times: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event
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Presenter: Jay Heritage Center
Presenter Phone: 914-698-9275
Presenter Website: www.jayheritagecenter.org