Bodies Of Slaves Found In Sugar Land Texas To Remain In Place
The bodies of nearly 100 slaves who were believed to have been convict laborers for sugar plantations in Sugar Land Texas at the turn of the century was discovered back in April of this year during construction of a new technology center for the Fort Bend ISD.
According to KTRK ABC 13, A Fort Bend district judge ruled Monday that the district is not allowed to move forward with construction of its new technical school until Fort Bend ISD officials and researchers can come to an agreement on how to respectfully handle the situation.
The #SugarLand95 as they've been dubbed on social media, were supposed to be moved to a nearby historic cemetery but advocates are asking for DNA analysis of the remains to try to identify them and locate descendants and some feel that the area where the bodies were found should be memorialized.
For now, construction in the area where the remains were found will remain on hold until more options are presented to the judge. The hold may last into early 2019.