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Old 07-19-2018, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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This is just incredibly interesting, that something like this was essentially forgotten. I'm not that into Archeology, but if they still plan on building the school at that location. The amount of ghost stories that will come out of that school will be incredible. I just want to see the thoughts of other Houstonians on this find, on whether they should continue with the school, or whether they should stop or something else entirely etcetera.
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:22 AM
 
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They were slaves in a sense - they were in all likelihood prisoners, and under the U.S. Constitution it is legal to enslave a prisoner.

Unfortunately post-Civil War Jim Crow southern states made unjust laws and/or abused the law to get black men as prison labor to make the state profit

It might be nice to name the school after an advocate of African-American rights during the Jim Crow era *and* put up a memorial to the deceased post-Civil War slaves.
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:02 PM
 
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It might be nice to name the school after an advocate of African-American rights during the Jim Crow era *and* put up a memorial to the deceased post-Civil War slaves.
that's the way it should be done,
stop hiding history and instead embrace it and learn from it.

Nobody can change the past, but we can always learn from it.
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX
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FBISD already has a name for the school. I will be shocked if they change it. Although they should, at the minimum.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:15 AM
 
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FBISD already has a name for the school. I will be shocked if they change it. Although they should, at the minimum.
They can put another school on the same site or a preschool with an appropriate name.
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