Ben Finley is an author at Religion News Service.
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Oldest schoolhouse for Black children in US moved to museum
By Ben Finley — February 13, 2023
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A building believed to be the oldest surviving schoolhouse for Black children in the U.S. was hoisted onto a flatbed truck and moved a half-mile Friday (Feb. 10) to Colonial Williamsburg, a Virginia museum that continues to expand its emphasis on African American history.
Excavation of graves begins at site of colonial Black church
By Ben Finley — July 19, 2022
(AP) - If human remains are found in the plots that are being targeted, DNA tests and analyses of bones will be conducted, said Jack Gary, Colonial Williamsburg’s director of archaeology.
Dede Robertson, wife of religious broadcaster, dies at 94
By Ben Finley — April 20, 2022
(AP) — She represented the U.S. on the Inter-American Commission of Women, which worked to ensure recognition of women’s human rights, and served on the board of Regent University, which her husband founded.
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