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NEWS STORY
Connecticut slave to get a long overdue church funeral
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By ANN MARIE SOMMA
c. 2013 Religion News Service

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WATERBURY, Conn. (RNS) The remains of an 18th-century Connecticut slave whose abuse continued long after his death will finally be given a dignified burial. On Sept. 12, more than two centuries after his death, a slave known as Fortune will be interred at Waterbury’s Riverside Cemetery with all the trappings of a state funeral. It […]