Support the Sugar Land 95 Memorialization Project
In 2018, construction crews discovered the first human remains at the site of the James Reese Career and Technical Center. After years of excavation, exhumation, and analysis, the remains of the 95 individuals found at the site were permanently laid to rest. Hidden for decades, and forgotten by history, the story of the Sugar Land 95 is being reclaimed, and Fort Bend ISD and its Board of Trustees is committed to honouring this monumental discovery. The Sugar Land 95 will never be forgotten again.
But there is still more work to be done. The District’s efforts are two-fold: to memorialize the 95 individuals found and to educate others on the discovery and its place in local, state and national history. Our goals advance our educational outreach and create of a place of remembrance and reflection for our students and our community to learn about the discovery.
The District is committed to achieving its long-term goals and we need your support.
We appreciate the generosity of the community as we fulfill our promise to honor the individuals impacted by the system of convict leasing and to preserve the Bullhead Convict Labor Camp Cemetery as a historic site for generations to come.
For more information on the Sugar Land 95, please visit https://www.fortbendisd.com/sugarland95
If you have any questions, please contact Chassidy Olainu-Alade at Chassidy.Jeanminette@fortbendisd.com 281-634-5788.