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US National Slavery Museum in Va. faces deadline

Tuesday - 4/30/2013, 4:10am  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Attorneys for L. Douglas Wilder have a week to respond to the city of Fredericksburg's attempt to sell 38 acres where the former governor wants to build the National Slavery Museum.

The deadline is the latest back-and-forth over Wilder's quest to build a museum telling the nation's history of slavery. But first he must settle a large tax bill on the land and get fundraising back on track.

The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/Y93zUC ) reports that Wilder and his attorney were in Fredericksburg Circuit Court on Monday. A judge allowed them seven days to answer the city's bid to force the sale of the property. City attorneys will then have 14 days to respond.

A May 28th hearing is scheduled on the matter.

The case emerged from U.S. Bankruptcy Court last August.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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