Site of slavery museum to be auctioned

Published: Aug. 16, 2011 at 11:35 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The deadline has come and gone for the National Slavery Museum to pay up.

The city of Fredericksburg says Doug Wilder's project owes more than $215,000 in back taxes.

The city's treasurer told the New York Times he's placing an ad in the newspaper this week to auction off the property.

The 38-acre site, right off Interstate 95, is valued at more than $7.5 million.

Wilder announced the construction of the museum 10 years ago, but nothing of substance has been built.

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