Body Snatchers of Old New York | Curio

Body Snatchers of Old New York

12 mins | Oct 13, 2017

Beneath the glass office buildings and sandwich shops of New York’s Tribeca, lies a huge graveyard filled with the bodies of twenty thousand dead African Slaves. But their final resting place was often disturbed. Bess Lovejoy looks at New York’s grisly and racially-charged history of bodysnatching.

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From Lapham's Quarterly