Settlement ends decades-old dispute over black cemetery

Descendants of a slave in Lexington will be deeded a piece of the land he once owned for a family cemetery.

The agreement announced Wednesday ends a decades-old dispute. The family has been barred from the property since the 1930s.

The descendants of slave Dave Draft will receive roughly a quarter-acre for a fenced-in cemetery off a dirt road. Two sets of remains unearthed this summer will be buried there, along with any more remains found during construction of a housing development. Read More

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