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Published On: Fri, Sep 13th, 2013

Funeral Held for Slave After More Than 200 Years

Our brief: Kind of creepy that someone would hold on to someone’s bones for this long, but it’s interesting that Mr. Fortune will be buried with very prominent people. ~ Sara Marie Brenner, Creator

Funeral Held for Slave After More Than 200 Years (via AP Video)

An enslaved man known as Mr. Fortune was honored with an elaborate funeral more than 200 years after he died in Connecticut. After his death, Fortune’s owner, a doctor preserved his bones for medical research. (Sept. 12)

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