East Marshall Street Well Project East Marshall Street Well Project
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In April 1994, human bones and artifacts from the 19th century were discovered in an abandoned well uncovered during construction on Virginia Commonwealth University’s MCV Campus. The well’s contents are believed to have been discarded in the 1800s by medical staff.

These humans, mainly of African descent, were not shown the respect they were due, neither in life nor in death. The university is committed to moving forward in a manner reflecting the dignity that should be accorded these individuals and has created the East Marshall Street Well Project to facilitate a process with the community that ensures the remains receive appropriate study, memorialization and reburial.

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Thank You!

Your attendance at our June 4th, community consultation was very much appreciated. Additional information regarding next steps coming soon!

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The ceremonies were a beautiful tribute and a beautiful beginning to this process. I am hopeful and look forward to the future of this project.

 
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