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Desegregating the dead: Activists demand African burial site memorial next to Erasmus

Community leaders are now seeking to honor the former slaves as well, by elevating the status of their final resting place. Evidence of human remains at the 29,000-square-foot site was first discovered in the early 2000s. Through the newly-formed #Justice1654 Coalition, the activists hope to transform the lot into an African Memorial Burial Ground.

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