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What You Still Don’t Know About Abolitionists

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By Manisha Sinha The abolition movement was an interracial radical social movement of disfranchised people, men and women, white and black, free and enslaved. Slave resistance lay at its heart. On this Juneteenth, it is important to recall that African Americans were not passive recipients of the gift of freedom but architects of their own liberation. An engraving of fugitive slaves fleeing from Maryland to Delaware by way of the…

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Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Renewed Push for Reparations Was Focus of Atlanta Meetings

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June 13, 2016 Press Release Renewed Push for Reparations Was Focus of Atlanta Meetings Members of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) were enthusiastically received in Atlanta June 10th and 11th for two days of meetings, designed to intensify the movement to win reparations for African Americans for centuries of enslavement and generations of damaging discriminatory policies. The primary purpose for the gathering was to give people from the…

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Stolen Generations

Australia Offers ‘National Sorry Day’ to Black Aboriginal People, But What of Reparations?

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By David Love Stolen Generations On May 26, Australia observes National Sorry Day, an acknowledgement of the Stolen Generations of Black indigenous people who were kidnapped from their families in a policy of assimilationism. The title of the holiday itself screams out for more than an apology. According to the National Sorry Day Committee, a May 1997 report to Australia’s federal parliament on the stolen generations of Aboriginal children, “The Bringing…

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Viceroy Lord Canning meets Maharaja Ranbir Singh of Jammu & Kashmir, 9 March 1860.

‘Knowledge, not money, best form of reparation for colonial rule’

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By Parvathi Menon (The Hindu) inShare Viceroy Lord Canning meets Maharaja Ranbir Singh of Jammu & Kashmir, 9 March 1860. Reparations by Britain to India for the injustices of colonial rule is a fair demand but must take forms other than financial, a group of writers and historians speaking at the 2016 Jaipur Literary Festival held at the South Bank argued. Speaking at a session chaired by writer William Dalrymple, authors…

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Message of Solidarity to the Guyana Reparations Committee from Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, Chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission and Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies.

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. May 20, 2016   Your Excellency President Granger, Ministers of Government, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.   I am delighted and honored to send you all warmest greetings of solidarity on behalf of the CARICOM Reparations Commission on the occasion of the International Youth Reparations Relay and Rally and I regret that pressing university business does not permit me to be there in person…

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