God's Little Acre is the largest and most intact colonial-era African burial ground in the country and a critical resource for scholarship. Nearly 300 gravestone, comprise a section of Newport’s Common Burial Ground known as “God’s Little Acre,” one of the oldest and largest colonial African burial grounds in the United States. Dating from the late 1600s, “God’s Little Acre” offers insight into the lives of enslaved and free Africans such as Quamino through the commemorative words and images etched into stone. Additional information can be found here https://www.newportmansions.org/advocacy/gods-little-acre.
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