“Workers had discovered the thigh bone that year while breaking ground”
This is a pretty creepy story. They suspect the remains were those of a slave.
The College Fix reports:
Georgetown University hid the discovery of human remains on campus for four years
Georgetown University apparently kept silent for nearly half a decade on the discovery of human remains on the school’s campus, neglecting to inform the university community on the finding of what was likely an enslaved person’s thighbone.
The discovery, which dated to 2014, was revealed this week in an article in The Hoya, Georgetown’s student newspaper. Workers had discovered the thigh bone that year while breaking ground on a new campus residence hall.
The crew in charge of the construction “had already known that the discovery of human remains would be a possibility,” according to The Hoya, due to the work taking place over what was once a graveyard on campus. The burial ground was segregated, intended only for black people, including slaves.
Many of the human remains in the graveyard had been “removed in 1953 to make room for the university’s expansion near what is now the Reiss Science Building,” The Hoya reports. However, “only a fraction of the bodies buried in the area were recovered; out of the over 900 people buried at the College Ground, only about 50 were discovered and transferred to Mount Olivet Cemetery in 1953,” according to a local historian.
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