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Kicked Off the Land

The New Yorker story of brothers Melvin Davis and Licurtis Reels deprived of their land and imprisoned for eight years for civil contempt is an example of a system that operates to deprive African Americans of their property.  “Between 1910…

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Black People’s Land Was Stolen

Many people associate the idea of reparations with the 250 years of enslavement of kidnapped Africans and their descendants. Andrew W. Kahrl, associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Virginia, describes post-emancipation incidents of practices that effectively…

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