Mount Moor Cemetery: a historic African-American graveyard hidden in the parking lot of one of America’s largest malls~

The huge Palisades Mall is among the largest “mega malls” in the United States. The vast concrete complex was opened in 1998, and even though it was described by the New York Times as a, “series of interlocking coffins…lacking any discernible architectural theme,” the mall become so popular and appreciated that it put the old Nanuet Mall out of business: it was recently bulldozed. Before its construction, there was an old bowling alley, an auto dealership, a Burger King and a diner that were displaced by the mall. The area…

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#TodayInHistory – April 6

April 6 – Some importante events on this day 46 BC 👉🏼 Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus. 1652 👉🏼 Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, on the Cape of Good Hope, established by Dutch East India Company under Jan van Riebeeck. His arrival depicted here in a painting by Charles Bell (1813-1882). In the beginning the Cape Colony was established as a re-supply point for the company’s trade between the east and the Netherlands.…

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