Updated: Sep 20, 2020
Despite Outcry from the Community, FBISD wishes to sweep away and cover up the true History of the #SugarLand95
A school construction site in Sugar Land, Tex., turned into a site of mourning when the bodies of 95 black prisoners re-enslaved in the decades after the Civil War were discovered there earlier this year, buried two to five feet beneath the soil.
Historians believed, virtually without a doubt, that the bodies belonged to victims of the notorious convict-leasing system, the for-profit prison scheme that proliferated throughout the Jim Crow South and overwhelmingly targeted African Americans for petty offenses for decades after slavery was abolished.
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