95 bodies and convict-leasing

September 12th, 2018

In Part 4 of Redlining & White Noise, we have a conversation with Reginald Moore. A former correctional officer with the Texas Department of Corrections, Reggie has spent years uncovering the dehumanizing policies and practices of convict-leasing, which began in the years of Reconstruction. He has discovered the remains of ninety-five bodies buried beneath the soil of the proposed site of a new school in Sugar Land, Texas. Reggie works tirelessly to represent their voices and seek accountability for what happened.

The ninety-five bodies are a small percentage of the more than 3,500 black Texans who were exploited and died in the convict leasing system between 1866 and 1912. For more information, visit reclaimedpodcast.com/shownotes.

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