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MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) — University of South Florida researchers began exhuming dozens of graves Saturday at a former Panhandle reform school where horrific beatings have been reported in hopes of identifying the boys and learning how they died.
The digging and work at the site of the former Dozier Boys School will continue until Tuesday, with researchers hoping to unearth the remains of four to six boys before resuming at a later date, said Erin Kimmerle, the USF anthropologist leading the excavation.
Originally posted by arjunanda
Well my ATS Brothers and Sisters. this is a particularly Nasty Story. It seems this particular Reform School had a Policy of Murdering Children by beatings, Torture etc. Segregating The Black and White Kids and Administering Absolutely Heinous Acts upon these poor little souls.
It looks like they haven't found The White Graveyard yet. They are currently working at The Black Graveyard looking to do DNA Forensic work and identify these hundreds of Missing Dead Children. I don't know about this world sometimes. How could anyone do this to children? This is just one of The Saddest Articles that I've read in a while.
A member of the lynching party described the lynching in great detail: “After taking the 'n-word' to the woods about four miles from Greenwood, they cut off his penis. He was made to eat it. Then they cut off his testicles and made him eat them and say he liked it. Then they sliced his sides and stomach with knives and every now and then somebody would cut off a finger or toe. Red hot irons were used on the 'n-word' to burn him from top to bottom.” From time to time during the torture a rope would be tied around Neal’s neck and he was pulled up over a limb and held there until he almost choked to death when he would be let down and the torture begin all over again. After several hours of this unspeakable torture, “they decided just to kill him.”