Honoring, Preserving, and Memorializing History
Sugar Land recognizes the importance of this historic discovery and is committed to working with the school district and collaborating with community leaders to assist in the process as requested and appropriate.
The city is proud to be one of the most diverse communities in the nation and this diversity is what makes Sugar Land such a great place to live, raise a family, work and play. This historic discovery is an important one for the community – for its ability to help us recognize and acknowledge the past in a way that honors families and our community values of today. Sugar Land is dedicated to working with others to ensure that these souls are memorialized in a manner that will make everyone in Sugar Land proud of how everyone expresses current-day values and respect for others.
For more information contact Fort Bend ISD’s Chief Communications Officer Veronica Sopher at Veronica.Sopher@FortBendISD.com.
- Why did the City enter into an agreement with FBISD?
- Where is the Old Imperial Prison Farm Cemetery located?
- Who is buried there now? How many graves, and are they all leased prison labor too?
- Will DNA testing be performed on the individuals? If not, why?
- Will the City apologize for what happened in its history?
- How were the graves discovered and by whom?
- Imperial Farm Cemetery
- Exhibit on the State of Texas Convict Leasing
- City of Sugar Land History
- Sugar Land Heritage Foundation
- Fort Bend County Historical Commission
- Penology for Profit: A History of the Texas Prison System, 1867 – 1912 by Donald R. Walker
- Slavery by Another Name by Douglas Blackmon
- Slavery By Another Name (PBS Documentary)
Have Additional Questions?
Fort Bend Independent School District
Chief Communications Officer
City of Sugar Land
Assistant City Manager