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In Atlanta, A Push To Remember Forced Laborers03:25
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The Chattahoochee Brick Company was built after the Civil War by convicts. Most were Black, and working without pay and living in terrible conditions.

Some historians and neighborhood activists would like to make a monument at the site as a memorial to the people who worked under the convict leasing system.

Molly Samuel of WABE reports.

This segment aired on August 28, 2020.

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