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The University of Georgia will hold a public ceremony Monday at 3 p.m. to rebury remains construction crews found while expanding a building on campus. The discovery of the remains has highlighted an emotional conversation in the Athens community.

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In late 2015, workers discovered 105 grave sites at Baldwin Hall, a campus classroom building. Of those grave sites, the remains of 30 individuals were preserved.

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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

It’s a story we’ve all heard. Though, many of us may only know the broad outlines.

For centuries, people from nations in Africa were transported, against their will, across the Atlantic Ocean to work in the American colonies.

The result was the American institution of slavery, which lasted in the U.S. until the end of the Civil War.

But of course there’s so much more to it.