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HR 40 Congressional Hearing

Congressional Hearing on H.R. 40, Legislation to Study Slavery Reparations. Washington, DC — On June 19, 2019 (Juneteenth)

Congressional Hearing on H.R. 40, Legislation to Study Slavery Reparations

By HR 40 Congressional Hearing, News & Current Affairs, Reparations, Video/Audio

Full Video: Washington, DC — On June 19, 2019 (Juneteenth), the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act. The purpose of the hearing was to examine, through open and constructive discourse, the legacy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, its continuing impact on the community and the path to restorative justice.…

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) sponsored HR 40, legislation to form a commission to study slavery reparations for African Americans.

A Look at the Juneteenth Hearing on Slavery Reparations Bill

By HR 40 Congressional Hearing, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Originally published 6.19.19 by The Takeaway, WNYC Studios — On this Juneteenth, or June 19, we celebrate the end of slavery in the United States 154 years ago. Members of Congress chose this symbolic day to hold hearings on a reparations bill. The bill, if it passes, will establish a commission to determine whether — and if so, how — the US government owes anything to the descendants of enslaved people. To…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

When will a white man say what Ta-Nehisi Coates said?

By Editors' Choice, HR 40 Congressional Hearing, Reparations

By Peter Birkenhead — How can it be that, in 2019, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates was forced to give testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committeethat sounded like it could have been given in front of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction in 1866? How is it that, more than a century and a half after the end of the Civil War, a black man had to instruct members of the United…

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Dr. Julianne Malveaux at Juneteenth Reparations Hearing on H.R. 40

Juneteenth Reparations Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight

By HR 40 Congressional Hearing, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Lauren Victoria Burke — “These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don’t want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College. Malveaux testified at a House hearing on legislation that would set up a commission to study reparations for the ancestors of enslaved Africans kidnapped and brought to America. Dr. Malveaux and others testified on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop…

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HR-40 and the African American Quest for Reparations, Part I — June 10th Edition of Vantage Point Radio

By HR 40 Congressional Hearing, Reparations, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

RECORDED 6/10/19 — On this edition of Vantage Point Radio, the Professor Dr. Ron Daniels talks with Atty. Nkechi Taifa: The Taifa Group Consulting and National African American Reparations Commission – NAARC, Rubbie L. Hodge: Author of the poem Lift Ev’ry Voice and Scream: A Cry for Reparations and callers about HR-40 and the African American Quest for Reparations.

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