Richmond Delegate Delores L. McQuinn, a minister and chair of the Richmond Slave Trail Commission, prayerfully puts her hand on the Kente cloth covering one of 17 boxes of human remains found in 1994 in a well on Virginia Commonwealth University’s medical campus. The remains, which were returned to Richmond during a ceremony on Monday, will be stored by the state Department of Historic Resources while planning for an appropriate burial and memorial continues.
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Remains found in VCU well returned to Richmond after Smithsonian study
The bones of 53 African-Americans are back in Richmond after a 25-year sojourn at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.