Activists: Likely slave cemetery should scrap $9.4B project

December 19, 2019
Associated Press

...The remaining cemetery takes up about 1.4 acres (0.6 hectares) of a 2,319-acre (940-hectare) site, according to the documents, made public Wednesday as attachments to a letter from RISE St. James and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which held the teleconference with the Rev. William Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign.

The Center for Constitutional Rights filed the request in mid-November, after RISE “got word that there were suspected sites along that property,” said Pam Spees, senior attorney for the center. ...

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