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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 11:52 pm, Sat Sep 28, 2013.

Learning from the outrage over its use of a slave burial ground as a parking lot, Virginia Commonwealth University is preparing to confront another difficult chapter in its past.

The university this week began planning how to memorialize the remains of African-Americans whose bodies were used by medical students and then discarded in a well at the Medical College of Virginia more than a century ago.

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