New collaborators!!!

It is with great pleasure that we introduce Meradeth Snow, PhD, and Samantha Hofland, MA, of the Snow Molecular Anthropology Laboratory at the University of Montana. 

They have been hard at work, finding us our first three genetic matches to the Sugarland 95 from a single tooth we sent them as a pilot study!

Feb. 20, 2024: Sugar Land 95 Day of Commemoration

We joined our friends and colleagues at the memorial dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at FBISD James Reese Career and Technical Center this evening hosted by the Friends of the Sugar Land 95, FBISD, HEB, and the Sugar Land Rotary Club

We are honored to have the support of the community and offer our support to these organizations who work tirelessly on memorialization and public outreach.

Feb. 16, 2024: Check out PRG Helen Graham discussing PRG and SOJES on HCCTV UP To The Minute

Feb. 12, 2024: SOJES awards PRG members with SL95 Civil Rights Community Awards 

PRG was honored by members of the Sugar Land community with awards for their continued efforts to identify the individuals buried at the Bullhead Camp Cemetery and reunite them with their living relatives.

The Society for Justice & Equality for the People of Sugar Land (SOJES) welcomed members of PRG with open arms to a heartfelt and impactful program which was full of hope and triumph. 

We could not be more honored and humbled to have been included.

Please show us your support of the continuation of our ancient DNA work with a letter!
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Feb. 19, 2023: 5-year anniversary of the discovery

Feb. 1-3, 2023: Real Places Conference

Oct. 1, 2022: Community Engagement Event at James Reese Career and Technical Center

Feb. 16, 2022: Exhibit Opening at James Reese Career and Technical Center

Check out the short documentary on PRG and ancient DNA:

On June 21st, 2021, the first extraction of ancient DNA from an individual among the Sugar Land 95 was begun at University of Connecticut.

As of September 2022, the first batch of ancient DNA extractions are in sequencing.

Principal Research Group is a 501c3 Non-profit Corporation.

We are currently asking for donations to assist in identifying the Sugar Land 95

We take care to ensure all genomic information of the living potential relatives will be protected, not made available to the public, law enforcement, or placed in searchable databases without express approval of the individual that donated their DNA sample. The Sugar Land 95 aDNA will be kept in an offline, private, and secured database.

Feb. 19, 2023: 5-year anniversary of the discovery