The newsletter of The Society of Justice & Equality for the People of Sugar Land, a 501(c)(3) organization
FEBRUARY 6, 2023 | Vol. 2 No. 8

Dexter McCoy, Fort Bend County Pct. 4 Commissioner, added as guest speaker to The 95 at FIVE.
Dexter L. McCoy, Precinct 4 Commissioner of Fort Bend County, will be a featured speaker at The 95 at FIVE: S.O.J.E.S.'s Black History Month Tribute to the Discovery of the Sugar Land 95, 11 a.m., February 18, 2023.

Commissioner McCoy, who took office in January 2023, is a product of Fort Bend County. He is dedicated to uplifting the lives of its citizens and to educating residents about the county's history. S.O.J.E.S. welcomes him February 18.
Learn more about the Commissioner at the link below.
Educate. Honor. Heal.

The Society of Justice & Equality for the People of Sugar Land (S.O.J.E.S.) is committed to its mission of educating the community about convict leasing and honoring the contributions of African Americans in Sugar Land and Fort Bend County. It is time to learn and heal.

We invite the public to a commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the discovery of the "Sugar Land 95," the 95 victims of convict leasing whose remains were discovered during construction of a Sugar Land high school on December 18, 2018.

Our keynote speaker is Alex Lichtenstein, Ph.D., noted author on convict leasing and American Studies Chair at Indiana University, to speak about the impact of convict leasing in the south and in Sugar Land, Texas.

S.O.J.E.S. is working toward creating a TRAVELING EXHIBIT on CONVICT LEASING, including the Sugar Land 95.

Catch up on S.O.J.E.S.'s podcasts! Here are episodes 2 through 5.
BLACK SUGAR: NOT SO SWEET is S.O.J.E.S.'s 13-part, inaugural podcast focused on the truth about convict leasing, the Sugar Land sugar industry, the hardships of the Sugar Land 95, and little-known facts about the origins of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County.

Conceived and extensively researched by S.O.J.E.S. President Robin Cole and produced and directed by S.O.J.E.S. board member Ursela Knox, BLACK SUGAR: NOT SO SWEET is designed to be an honest conversation about why these subjects are important to the history and understanding of this community we call home. 

Listen to BLACK SUGAR: NOT SO SWEET. It's a great way to learn and know the bitter truth.