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Marilyn Nelson on Fortune’s Bones

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Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem is the poet Marilyn Nelson’s rendering of a really horrific true story about a slave owner in Connecticut who dissected the slave Fortune’s bones and “hung them in his house for a little medical school.” “My first thought,” said Nelson, “was what would it be like to be Dinah, Fortune’s wife?

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