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12 March 2012

A FAREWELL TO THE VICTIMS AT DUFFY'S CUT

     On Friday, March 9th, I attended the reburial service for the victims found at the Duffy's Cut excavation site. These Irish immigrants died building the railroad near Philadelphia, PA, in 1832. Some were victims of cholera, others were murdered--victims of anti-Irish violence then rampant in the Philadelphia area. The ceremony was dignified and touching. It was a metaphor for the Irish diaspora. Below is a video I shot at the service.