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Remains found in Texas believed to be those of 95 black forced laborers


The remains of dozens of people found at a construction site in Texas this year are mostly likely those of black prisoners who were forced to work on a plantation there around the turn of the 20th century, officials said this week.

That finding opens a window onto a little-remembered period in which blacks in certain Southern states were essentially treated like slaves post-emancipation.


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