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Here you will find reparation news, articles and media posts

Slave sale, Charleston, South Carolina.

When Emancipation Finally Came, Slave Markets Took on a Redemptive Purpose

By Reparations

During the Civil War, the jails that held the enslaved imprisoned Confederate soldiers. After, they became rallying points for a newly empowered community By Jonathan W. White, Smithsonian — For decades before the Civil War, slave markets, pens and jails served as holding cells for enslaved African-Americans who were awaiting sale. These were sites of brutal treatment and unbearable sorrow, as callous and avaricious slave traders tore apart families, separating…

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Groups Advocate Reparations and University History at Teach-In

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Caroline Kubzansky — Reparations at UChicago (RAUC) partnered with UChicago Socialists and UofC Resists to hold a teach-in on Monday evening about the University’s contested relationship with slavery and the best way going forward for the University to confront this alleged past. The RAUC draws a connection between the first University of Chicago, which slave owner and Congressman Stephen Douglas helped bankroll in 1856, and the current University. It…

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Participants in Soul Fire Farm's Black Latinx Farmers Immersion program prepare a bed for planting.

A Digital Map Leads to Reparations for Black and Indigenous Farmers

By Reparations

By Jean Willoughby — Last month, Dallas Robinson received an email from someone she didn’t know, asking if she would be open to receiving a large sum of money — with no strings attached. For once, it wasn’t spam. She hit reply. Robinson is a beginning farmer with experience in organic agriculture, and has had plans to establish the Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm on 10 acres of family land near her home in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Located in an area where the poverty rate hovers at nearly 20 percent, according to census data, and where both food insecurity and obesity rates are even higher, the farm will focus on serving the needs of the surrounding community by producing vegetables, herbs, and mushrooms.

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Danny Roberts

The Church, reparatory justice and the healing process

By Reparations

By Danny Roberts — The following is an extract of a presentation to the Gardner’s View Baptist Church, Bull Bay, as part of the National Council on Reparations’s Black History Month celebrations: Of all the atrocities and crimes against humanity across human civilisation chattel slavery represents the most ruthless and barbaric. It was also the most lucrative of European institutions through the transatlantic slave trade and the exportation of sugar…

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Children in Halifax, Canada create book on Atlantic slave trade reparations

Children in Halifax, Canada create book on Atlantic slave trade reparations

By Reparations

As African Heritage Month winds down, dozens of children created a book on Saturday to help keeping the conversation going. Steve Silva reports — Video below. By Steve Silva — In Halifax on Saturday, about 40 children helped create a book on the ABCs of reparations for people feeling the lasting impacts of the Atlantic slave trade. The event was organized by the Nova Scotia chapter of the Global Afrikan Congress…

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Brazil

My God, Is Slavery Extinct?

By Reparations

“My God, Is Slavery Extinct?”: With stinging criticism of political elites, samba school invokes Brazil’s slave past as commentary on modern condition of the people Black Women of Brazil — Note from BW of Brazil: As I took a pause in the action for some days of much needed relaxation, I mostly tuned out of this year’s Carnaval festivities. But thanks to YouTube, I was able to finally sit and watch…

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The Centre for Reparation Research at The University of the West Indies confronts claims by British Treasury

By Reparations, Video/Audio

February 21, 2018 — Media Conference: The Centre for Reparation Research at The University of the West Indies confronts claims by British Treasury. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor, The UWI & Chair, Caricom Reparation Commission The Hon. Lester Michael Henry, Minister of Transport and Works, Jamaica Professor Verene Shepherd, Director, The Centre for Reparation Research, The UWI Lord Anthony Gifford, National Council on Reparation, Jamaica Also see these related articles…

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After the Sale: Slaves Going South from Richmond by Eyre Crowe, 1853 (Now hanging in the Chicago History Museum)

The Second Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Thom Hartmann, AlterNet — The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference – see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too.

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The Cameron Deception: The UK Refuses To Apologize For Slavery While Paying Off Debts Up To 2015

The Cameron Deception: The UK Refuses To Apologize For Slavery While Paying Off Debts Up To 2015

By Reparations

On September 30, 2015 when Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain & Northern Ireland addressed the Jamaican Parliament and told the people of the island and region that slavery was a long time ago and that it was time black people ‘get over it’, he was not speaking the truth. He was speaking the greatest falsehood of the modern era in respect of the crime of British slavery. He…

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Cotton Harvest with dog lying in pile of cotton. Six pickers face toward the camera. On the far left is the presumed plantation owner holding still for Coovert's exposure

To Remake the World: Slavery, Racial Capitalism, and Justice — Peniel Joseph’s Response

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

Cotton Harvest with dog lying in pile of cotton. Six pickers face toward the camera. On the far left is the presumed plantation owner holding still for Coovert’s exposure. Photo by Coovert, Memphis/Shelby County Library collection. A Response to Walter Johnson By Peniel Joseph — Read Walter Johnson’s article here. Black humanity is unexceptional, Walter Johnson exhorts. Once we have taken up the debate of humanization versus dehumanization under slavery,…

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