Memo­rial to be held for vic­tims of witch tri­als

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

SALEM, Mass. — A memo­rial in hon­our of the 19 peo­ple hanged dur­ing the Salem witch tri­als has been ded­i­cated 325 years af­ter five women were killed at the ex­act spot. Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll said Wednes­day that the shad­ows from the tragic episode in U.S. his­tory “ex­tend across our city in ways we can­not see with our eyes.”

The cer­e­mony came 325 years to the day when Sarah Good, El­iz­a­beth Howe, Su­san­nah Martin, Re­becca Nurse and Sarah Wildes were hanged at a site known as Proc­tor’s Ledge. It was the first of three mass hang­ings at the spot.

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