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Remains Of 18th-Century Slaves To Be Reburied In New York

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The skeletal remains of more than a dozen 18th-century African-American slaves unearthed in upstate New York a decade ago will be reburied.

The Times Union reports organizers of the reburial project are asking artists and craftspeople to submit proposals to design and create 14 wooden containers that the remains will be buried in.

The containers and remains will lie in state at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany on June 17 and will be reburied the next day at a cemetery in Menands, just north of the city.

Thirteen of the skeletal remains were unearthed in 2005 during a municipal sewer line project near what was once the Hudson River estate of the prominent Schuyler family. Since then, the remains have been stored at the State Museum.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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