Grandison Harris: The Slave Hired To Steal Bodies From The Grave
Construction workers in Augusta, Georgia made a frightening discovery in the summer of 1989: 10,000 bones buried in a basement under the dirt of a 150-year-old building. The bones told a story. Markings revealed they came from dissected bodies, and the building that kept their secret for so long was the former home of the Medical College of Georgia. For decades, medical students learned about anatomy from bodies stolen from graves.
We speak with Nick Garrett, Communications Coordinator at Augusta University, and David Adams, Coordinator of the Anatomical Donation Services at Augusta University, about this little-known chapter in Augusta's history.
Nick's story about Grandison Harris can be found here.