Originally Posted: July 18, 2018
Dr. Catrina Whitley, Gwen Bakke, and Abigail Fisher are working on a historic African American cemetery in Houston. Dr. Whitley is a Dedman College alumna and a former adjunct lecturer in the Department of Anthropology. Gwen Bakke and Abigail Fisher are SMU anthropology Ph.D. students.
Ninety-five sets of remains found have been found at a site in Texas. Dr. Catrina Banks Whitley says the remains she studied were all African-American, and it is believed they were prison inmates leased by the state to plantation owners after the emancipation of slaves. KHOU-TV reports from Sugar Land, Texas. WATCH