Sep. 28, 2020Updated: Sep. 28, 2020 9:32 a.m. FILE- This May 5, 2005, file photo, shows the historic pre-civil war auction block for slaves and property at the corner of Charles and William Streets in downtown Fredericksburg, Va. The 800-pound stone was pulled from the ground at a Fredericksburg street corner […]
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 176-year-old stone block that was used for slave auctions in Virginia will go on display at the Fredericksburg Area Museum, with signs explaining the context of recent protests against racial injustice that left it covered in graffiti.
The knee-high stone block sat for nearly two centuries in downtown Fredericksburg until the city removed it recently. Now it’s on loan to the museum, which will put in on display by mid-November, with the graffiti still intact, The Free Lance-Star reported Sunday.
Northland’s newest lake has started filling just three months after the site of a water storage reservoir was blessed near Ahipara. Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones clambered to the bottom of Tupehau reservoir yesterday to open the valve, creating a geyser which will take 40 days to fill the 7.5ha irrigation […]