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Community Conversation on human remains found in well at MCV

May 28, 2015 8:19 am by

All are invited to participate in a dialogue on how to best honor the human remains found at MCV:

In April 1994, human bones and artifacts from the 19th century were discovered in an abandoned well uncovered during construction on Virginia Commonwealth University’s MCV Campus. The well’s contents are believed to have been discarded in the 1800s by medical staff.

These humans, mainly of African descent, were not shown the respect they were due, neither in life nor in death. The university is committed to moving forward in a manner reflecting the dignity that should be accorded these individuals and has created the East Marshall Street Well Project to facilitate a process with the community that ensures the remains receive appropriate study, memorialization and reburial.

Community Consultations on The Well (Part 4)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School gymnasium
Saturday, May 30, 2015

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