At dawn, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, two women pray for the millions of their ancestors who died while crossing the Atlantic on slave ships from Africa to the New World. A local church in East New York, Brooklyn, holds an annual ceremony in memory of the genocide known as the slave trade.

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At dawn, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, two women pray for the millions of their ancestors who died while crossing the Atlantic on slave ships from Africa to the New World. A local church in East New York, Brooklyn, holds an annual ceremony in memory of the genocide known as the slave trade.

Filename: History16.JPG
Photographer: Facing Change: Documenting America
Source: Facing Change Documenting America
Date 27 Sep 2010
Location: Far Rockaway, Queens NY USA
Credit: Andrew Lichtenstein
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Keywords:
  • Slavery
  • Prayer
  • Memory
  • History
  • African-American
  • Genocide


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