• Today, March 1, marks the 329th anniversary of the beginning of the Salem Witch Trials in Salem Village, Massachusetts. Before the trials were over in May of 1693, over 200 people would stand accused of practicing “witchcraft.” Of those accused 30 would be found guilty and 19 would be executed. While the courts declared the trials unlawful in 1702, and in 1711 the colony of Massachusetts would pass a bill that restored the rights and names of those accused, it would not be until 1957 that the state would issue a formal apology for the events of 1692.

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