14 long-forgotten slave remains to be reburied

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The long-forgotten remains of 14 presumed slaves are to be reburied near the Hudson River.

Archeologists found the remains in 2005 after a backhoe operator uncovered a skull during sewer construction just north of Albany. No personal items from the graves were exhumed. But experts believe they were slaves buried in the 18th or early 19th centuries.

A local group called the Schuyler Flatts Burial Ground Project wanted to make sure the seven adults, five infants and two children are never forgotten again.

They are to be reburied Saturday in a public ceremony at St. Agnes Cemetery, a short distance from where they were first buried.