5 Killed In Salem Witch Hunt Remembered On 325th Anniversary
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Five women targeted in the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts are being remembered on the 325th anniversary of their hangings.
Salem and Danvers are holding ceremonies Wednesday.
Salem is scheduled to hold a ceremony at Proctor's Ledge where Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin, Rebecca Nurse and Sarah Wildes were hanged as witches July 19, 1692. Proctor's Ledge was the site of the hangings. A memorial also will be dedicated.
The Salem News (http://bit.ly/2uzJuhc ) reports that a descendant of Nurse is scheduled to speak.
Nurse also will be honored at a ceremony at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Danvers. Danvers used to be part of Salem known as Salem Village.
Twenty people in all were killed during the 17th century witch hunt.