The Boston Globe reports that city officials in Salem are finalizing plans for a public memorial to those executed in the 17th century having been convicted of practicing witchcraft. The article begins:
“Officials in the region’s Halloween capital released this week the final renderings for a memorial at Proctor’s Ledge, a small plot of land surrounded by woods where researchers say 19 people accused of practicing witchcraft in 1692 were executed during the infamous Salem Witch Trials.
“Details about the project were announced on Thursday, and included an image of the proposed memorial, which city officials said would be modest and offer visitors and residents a ‘tasteful place for reflection.’
“’Having this site memorialized, especially as we prepared to mark the 325th anniversary of that tragic event, presents an opportunity for us to come together as a community, recognize the injustice perpetrated against those innocents in 1692, and recommit ourselves to the values of inclusivity and justice,’ Salem Mayor Kim.”
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