Cemetery Moved For Landfill?

Elected officials in the Atlanta area decide to relocate a historic cemetery to make room for a landfill. NAACP officials believe the relocation fits a pattern of racial discrimination.
December 5, 2008, 7am PST | Larry Schooler
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"The Clayton County Commission voted unanimously to issue a permit to College Park recycling company Stephens MDS to relocate the graves to make room to expand a landfill. The cemetery is inaccessible and had not been visited for years before news of the possible move was announced, company officials said.

Edward DuBose, president of the Georgia NAACP, accused the five commissioners of a conflict of interest. According to DuBose, all of the commissioners have previously accepted campaign contributions from Stephens. 'I'm calling for an investigation of each of the county commissioners,' DuBose told the commission. 'This board sits on about $7,000 of this company's money. We want to look to see if you were too connected to the financial contributions that were given by the company.'"

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Published on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 in Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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