Gravestones Bearing Racial Slur ReplacedWorkers on Tuesday began installing new markers at a public cemetery near Sacramento where relocated Gold Rush-era gravestones had been marked with the N-word.
Theft Of Headstones With Slurs Prompts ActionThe theft of a headstone marked with a racial slur sent Northern California officials rushing Tuesday to remove nearly three dozen more grave markers that identify settlers from a Gold Rush mining town.
Plan To Remove Racial Slur From Headstones Gets ApprovalA racial slur etched on 36 tombstones will finally be removed after more than 50 years.
Inmates May Replace Gravestones Containing Racial SlurA group of inmates may finally solve a lingering racist eyesore that community members have been lobbying to fix for nearly a decade.
Activists Not Backing Plan To Fix Gravestones SlurThe 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.
Group Offers To Remove N-Word From NorCal GravestonesTime 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.
Effort To Replace Slurred Gravestones BlockedA serious mistake by the government more than a half century ago led to dozens of graves being engraved with a racial slur, but an effort by a local Eagle Scout to replace the markers has been blocked.