grave robbery

Grave Robbing in America Lecture

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Jennifer Weedman is fascinated by the history of grave robbing. She will tell you that one of the most notorious body snatchers in America was born in Gallatin. She has collected the stories of resurrectionists, and “sack-‘em-up” men (and women), who secretly sold bodies to medical schools back in the days before dissection was legal in this country. Weedman is a retired school librarian and lifelong history buff. She is working on a book about the subject.