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Vandals Destroy Headstones At Tracy Cemetery

Dozens of gravesites were vandalized at the Tracy Public Cemetery, and one massive headstone was kicked down.

01/17/2013

Negro Hill Grave Markers

Inmates May Replace Gravestones Containing Racial Slur

A group of inmates may finally solve a lingering racist eyesore that community members have been lobbying to fix for nearly a decade.

05/17/2011

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Activists Not Backing Plan To Fix Gravestones Slur

The leading advocate of removing a racial slur from the headstones marking 36 Gold Rush-era graves is refusing to support a proposal from a state agency to do just that.

05/12/2011

One of 36 grave markers that had been moved from the gold rush era Negro Hill Cemetery to the Mormon Island relocation cemetery near Folsom. The burial plots from Negro Hill went unmarked for more than half a century, until a contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers moved the bodies to make way for a lake, and marked the graves with stones that used a derogatory term for African-American. (CBS / AP)

Group Offers To Remove N-Word From NorCal Gravestones

Time has weathered the 36 concrete gravestones in a dusty, half-century-old cemetery tucked away in a corner of California’s former gold fields. Time has not erased, however, the bigotry of a bygone era carved into the markers.

05/06/2011