Episodes

July 27, 2023

More Bodies

(Episode 8) Thousands of people died under the convict lease system in Texas, and its effects can still be seen and felt today. Their descendants hope the truth leads to healing and understanding. The full transcript and a collection of materials, letters and reports are available on our Sugar Land podcast website.

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July 20, 2023

You Better Walk Right

(Episode 7) How did the remains of 95 people in unmarked graves end up in Sugar Land to begin with? How one man’s remarkable life and tragic death revealed the truth about convict leasing in Texas. The full transcript and a collection of materials, letters and reports are available on our Sugar Land podcast website.

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July 13, 2023

Gatekeepers

(Episode 6) Four years after the cemetery was discovered, the Sugar Land 95 still haven’t been identified. The group in charge of researching their remains has made little progress, but refuses to cede control. Is it conspiracy or negligence? The full transcript and a collection of materials, letters and reports are available on our Sugar […]

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