University Of Mississippi Discovers Up To 2,000 Graves Buried On Campus

Source: Lilly Workneh / theGrio

Close to 2,000 unmarked graves have been uncovered on the University of Mississippi campus, school officials say.

The graves were discovered after a land survey was conducted on the school’s property in efforts to build a new parking garage. However, plans may undoubtedly changed once ground-penetrating radar detected thousands of buried bodies beneath the school’s medical center campus location.

“We’ve always known there were graves on this site, many of them unmarked. It was really a matter of knowing how many and where,” University of Mississippi spokesman Jack Mazurak told Mississippi News Now.

Some of the graves are expected to come from the old Mississippi Lunatic Asylum, which operated on the grounds between 1855 and 1935 reports The Huffington Post.

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  • JCChris

    Why the pic of a black person in SHACKLES? I dont get the connection? Were these the remainders of Slaves? Or are you race baiting?

    A black guy

  • DonJuan da BoiJuanda

    The story is alllllll wrong – this was for the University Medical Center extension in Jackson, not anywhere near Oxford. So if we are going to report it. Let’s make sure its right.

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