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Waterbury, Connecticut / Slave Funeral #1065744

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Waterbury, Connecticut: Rehema Ellis) The funeral for Fortune, a slave who died in Connecticut in 1798, featured; scenes shown of the casket at the Capitol Rotunda in Hartford and the funeral at St. John’s Episcopal Church; paintings shown; details given about his life & death at Dr. Preserved Porter††’s farm in Waterbury; scenes shown of Fortune’s skeleton. [2 WOMEN, MAN – comment.] [Mattatuck Museum Maxine WATTS†- says he’s left a legacy that slaves were as human as anyone else.]

Williams, Brian;
Ellis, Rehema

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