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A cathedral could become a museum to a painful legacy: slavery
A cathedral could become a museum to a painful legacy: slavery

The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island may be on to something good. As much of the rest of the nation continues to debate what happened in Ferguson, Mo., and the spotlight it shines on the sharp differences between how whites and blacks view race relations in America, the New England diocese wants to convert a closed Providence cathedral into a Center for Reconciliation over the legacy of slavery to "begin working toward telling the truth about our own denomination’s participation in the slave trade as part of our own reconciliation work." The most surprising part about this is how unusual the center would be -- it may well become the first of its kind in a country...

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