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CoronaVirus Memorial: COVID Survivor Dr. Ishmael Griffin and Bonnie Harrison

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Dissicussion with COVID Survivor,  Dr. Ishmael Griffin, MD and Therapist Bonnie Harrison!

The Hart Island Mass Gravesite was originally the home of Almshouses, charitable homes for the aged, orphaned and widows, this practice was adopted from the colonial era.  Harriet Tubman likewise donated her property in Auburn New York, for the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged. 

Matthew 6:1-6  (KJV

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven...:That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.


Victims of various pandemics – tuberculosis, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS – have been buried in secrecy, and sometimes in shame.

The city refused to release the names of those buried there, until Melinda Hunt,  sued to obtain them.

"So, all of the sudden in 2008, I had 50,000 burial records," Hunt said.

She created the Hart Island Project, an online memorial.