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Baltimore County forensic artist helps give a face to African slave history
Baltimore County forensic artist helps give a face to African slave history

Archaeologist Julie Schablitsky has stared at many relics unearthed from Maryland's landscape. Rarely, she says, has one stared back. But that happened Friday at a sprawling farm in rural Charles County that holds the graves of 23 people who are believed to have been slaves who lived in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The likeness of one man was digitally re-created by a Baltimore County forensic artist. "I cried, because I'm not used to them looking back at me," said Schablitsky, chief archaeologist for the State Highway Administration, the lead agency in a project to research the graves. Baltimore County Police Detective Evelyn Grant, a forensic artist who...

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