Make Sandy Ground an official part of NYC DOE Curriculum.

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All NYC children have the right to learn their history. All NYC children need culturally relevant history. The history of NYC is incomplete without teaching about Sandy Ground and the rich history of African Americans on Staten Island. 

  • Sandy Ground is the oldest continuously inhabited free Black settlement in the United States.
  • Staten Island served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. 
  • The Sandy Ground Museum is home to the largest documentary collection of Staten Island's African-American culture and history and it is one of the only intact 18th -century African cemetery in America
  • Sandy Ground is located right in Staten Island, NY.

We are demanding that Sandy Ground and the robust African American history of Staten Island be a required part of NYC DOE Curriculum for all students.  Representation, accuracy and diversity is paramount in teaching history.  

Sandy Ground is an important part of our local history and US History. Let’s make sure every New Yorker grows up knowing the bright and powerful history of Sandy Ground.