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Joyce Hansen is a four-time Coretta Scott King Honor winner, and a former New York City schoolteacher. She and her husband reside in Columbia, South Carolina.

Gary McGowan has more than ten years of experience conserving a wide range of archaeological and art materials. He was the head conservator of the team that studied the burial ground. He lives with his wife in New Jersey.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: New York (N, Y, ) Antiquities, Slaves New York (State) New York History 18th century, African Americans New York (State) New York History 18th century, Cemeteries New York (State) New York History 18th century, Excavations (Archaeology) New York (State) New York, African Americans History, Slaves History