WHO ARE THE
SUGAR LAND 95?
The first bone was found in February 2018, by a backhoe operator clawing through the dirt on land owned by the Fort Bend Independent School District. By the summer, the remains of 94 men and one woman, all African-Americans victims of convict leasing, had been recovered on the future site of a career and technical education center. Ranging in age from 14 to 70, the inmates had muscular builds but were malnourished, their bones misshapen from back-breaking, repetitive labor. They were buried in plain pine boxes sometime between 1878 and 1911. CLLP has been at the forefront of the fight to preserve the Sugar Land 95's burial ground and ensure they are properly memorialized.
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Lots of people have no idea this is happening in their own backyard. Tell your friends, neighbors, community groups and churches. Let them know you support CLLP and its efforts to properly memorialize the Sugar Land 95. Get in touch with CLLP to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. We are seeking volunteers in all fronts!
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