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Stone from slave holding site featured in ceremony honoring Harriet Tubman in Auburn

A stone said to have originated from a place associated with the blight of slavery was transported across the globe and placed at the Auburn grave site of a figure who fought for freedom.

Don Victor Mooney, president of the H.R. 1242 Resilience Project group, held a commemorative ceremony Friday at the grave site of iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who lived in Auburn, with a stone Mooney said was from the House of Slaves at Goree Island, Senegal, which was a holding center for slaves from Africa.

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