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A city faces the slavery in its past

Portsmouth, N.H., plans a memorial and services

By Michael Levenson
Globe Correspondent / January 23, 2006

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- All Portsmouth set out to do was dig a manhole on a two-lane street of clapboard homes. Then a city backhoe hit a slat of white pine in the russet mud. It was a coffin, soft, brown, and six-sided, the first remnant of a buried chapter in New England history. (Full article: 944 words)

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