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Virginia seminary sets aside $1.7 millionto pay reparations to descendants of slaves

Virginia Theological Seminary, an Episcopal seminary, says it has set aside $1.7 million to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves who worked on its campus, making it the first institution of its kind to set up a reparations fund. …

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As plantations talk more honestly about slavery, some visitors are pushing back

Hannah Knowles quotes tour guides and others at sites like Monticello and Montpelier who tell visitors about the lives of the enslaved people on these plantations and who more and more receive negative reviews about telling the full histories.  Read…

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The 1619 Project

“The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of…

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Lies My Bookshelf Told Me: Slavery in Children’s Literature

Jenifer Frank’s article in Teaching Tolerance discusses the work of Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, an associate professor in University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, who has examined and compiled a database of 170 children’s books about slavery. “Many children’s books…

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The Clear Connection Between Slavery And American Capitalism by Dina Gerdeman

As seen by the number of posts today [more to come], last night’s Continuing Conversation about reparations was extremely engaging.  Caroline Clarke did a magnificent job educating the audience about conditions imposed on the African American community far beyond slavery….

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