Mark of Success

Historians have been successful in getting a special marker for a local gravesite.

They have sought to place a marker at the Williamstown gravesite, while more than 100 slaves from the late 18th and early 19th centuries were buried.

Since then, hundreds of dollars of pledges have come in to pay for a marker made for that site.

"The Historic Landmarks Commission put in the first $500. We had a cousin of Henry Burke who donated $200. The rest of it has been $100 here, $25 there," Miracle says.

Miracle says the small donations are just as important as the large ones.

"I had a guy come up to me the other day who gave me $5, so it all adds up to the total amount."

A public dedication ceremony for the marker is set for this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the cemetery located off Highland Avenue in Williamstown.

The dedication is planned in conjunction with Black History Month.


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