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Walter Pierce Park, in Adams Morgan, offers many attractions: a soccer field, a community garden, a playground, a dog park, and, as was recently rediscovered, a 19th-century African-American cemetery. Though the deceased were supposed to be relocated around 1940, Washington Parks & People Director Stephen Coleman thinks a number of them stayed—and he’s got the human remains to prove it. Volunteers for a July 4 park cleanup found that recent rain had uncovered what Coleman describes as “large human leg bones” on the hill behind the dog park, leaving his organization in a quandary: “Those remains were just being washed into the stream,” he says. “There’s disrespect in allowing that to happen to people’s memories.” He would like Howard University’s archaeology department to take possession of the remains, but in the meantime, “they’re sitting on top of the bookcase in our library,” Coleman says. “It’s kind of creeping me out.” —Jeff Horwitz