This is the original headstone for an enslaved woman named Agnes who was buried at the Old Burial Hill Cemetery in Marblehead. (Marblehead Museum )
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Slavery unearthed in Marblehead

MARBLEHEAD — A group of Marblehead residents is nearing its goal of properly recognizing an enslaved woman, known only as Agnes, who is buried at the Old Burial Hill Cemetery alongside the family that owned her.

Sometime during the 1970s, Agnes' original headstone marking her final resting place, was stolen. The headstone was replaced with a small, flat slab with the inscription, "AGNES NEGRO 1714."

"The spot where Agnes is buried is of immense honor and beauty and the fact that she is buried with her family speaks to her importance but sadly stands in stark contrast to where many of the bodies of enslaved peop…

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