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Fredericksburg, Virginia, removes slave auction block for downtown location

(CNN) — The city of Fredericksburg, Virginia, has removed an auction block that African Americans were forced to stand on as they were displayed and sold as slaves.

The 800-pound slave auction block was removed from a downtown corner Friday morning after nearly two years of deliberation among City Council, months of legal action that threatened to keep the stone in place, and weeks of postponement due to the state’s coronavirus restrictions.

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