Sugar Land 95 Timeline
Our founder, Mr. Reginald Moore, has told state and local officials for years that the bodies of leased convicts were likely buried on a tract of land where Fort Bend ISD planned to build a school. He was ignored until early 2018, when construction workers unearthed human remains.
FBISD announces discovery of historic cemetery at vocational school construction site.
Court allows FBISD to exhume the graves
FBISD announces the 95 bodies may belong to inmates from convict leasing system.
Sugar Land convenes task force to ensure the remains are memorialized.
The task force votes overwhelmingly to rebury the remains where they were found.
Sugar Land City Council and FBISD agree to reinter the remains at Old Imperial Prison Farm Cemetery.
The city task force is dissolved.
Judge denies FBISD's request to move the remains and appoints master in chancery to assist with the case.
Judge denies FBISD's objection to master in chancery's appointment. FBISD appeals.
FBISD convenes a new "advisory council."
Fort Bend County Historical Commission votes unanimously to support preserving the gravesites.
Fort Bend County Commissioner's Court and FBISD board vote unanimously to begin negotiating a deal allowing the county to buy the land containing the gravesites and create a cemetery and memorial.
Gov. Greg Abbott signs HB4179 into law, allowing Fort Bend County to own and operate the abandoned cemetery.