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In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 photo, Ralph Farrell walks through the Red Banks cemetery in Red Banks Mississippi where more than 200 markers indicate recently discovered remains of enslaved persons.(Thomas Wells//The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)

Tracing the imprint of slavery in Marshall County

Feb. 8, 2020 12:01 AM EST

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — It all started when a culvert needed repair. Members of the Red Banks Cemetery Association thought their job was mostly about maintenance and a little administrative work “We just thought that we were going to come in and handle taking dues, handle people buried and...

Decades after quilter's death, her project is finished

Jan. 3, 2020 12:11 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the 1960s, when Judy Dethloff was growing up in south St. Louis, neighbors would sometimes get to talking about her being an only child. “I always told people I am not spoiled,” said Judy, now 61. “I don’t have a horse.” She did have a trampoline and...