Dozens of gravesites were vandalized at the Tracy Public Cemetery, and one massive headstone was kicked down.
A group of inmates may finally solve a lingering racist eyesore that community members have been lobbying to fix for nearly a decade.
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.
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.