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U.S. History of “Racial Terrorism” Justifies Reparations.

A study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent concludes “In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious…

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Georgetown to Offer Edge in Admissions to Slave Descendants

According to the New York Times article, “The university’s president, John J. DeGioia, who will discuss steps to atone for its past in a speech on Thursday afternoon, also plans to offer a formal apology, create an institute for the…

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History: Georgetown University’s Sale of Enslaved Africans, 1838

In the New York Times (April 16, 2016), Rachel L. Swarns reported the work at Georgetown University to identify the descendants of the 272 enslaved Africans who were sold to pay off the institutions debts.  In a follow-up article, she…

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40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today

American wealth was built on the backs of enslaved people, and later policies ensured economic growth for the white, not the black community, as described in this article by Jeff Neumann and Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn in Yes! Magazine.

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Princeton University, Davis Center Conference: The Long Aftermath of Slavery, April 3 – 4, 2015

The Long Aftermath of Slavery: From Emancipation to Reparations in the United States and the Caribbean. The two-day meeting will bring together a group of scholars exploring comparisons and connections between the post-emancipation history of the United States and the wider…

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