New Monument Honors Last American Slave to Die
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By Claudio E. Cabrera, The Root
A new monument in Mississippi is honoring, Sylvester Magee, the last American slave to die, by placing a historical marker at his grave in Pleasant Valley Methodist Church. The grave previously was unmarked for four decades.
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Slavery lasted nearly 300 years.
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