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For Edwards, the Bottom has a personal connection. She has traced some of her ancestors to the slave trade there. She can see some development, but not a ballpark.
"A lot of people want their stories told, a lot of people want to be acknowledged," Edwards said as she stood in the city’s Old Negro Burial Ground, which was once covered by a parking lot. "We want that story to reflect the contributions, the sacrifice, the achievements — the grit that makes us who we are."
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