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Labor Day Weekend 2021, the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and the National African American Reparations Commission premiered a video examining the rampant theft of Black labor during the post-slavery period in the American South. The video focuses on current efforts to memorialize and consecrate the grounds where the Chattahoochee Brick Company in Atlanta, GA, was used as a site for the super exploitation of Black males, mostly young, who were ensnared in the horrific Convict Lease System.

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A Special IBW Labor Day video premiere: Convict Leasing, Forced Labor, Theft of Black Wealth: The Case of the Chattahoochee Brick Company

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The Infamous Chattahoochee Brick Company: Community Coalition, Faith Leaders to Declare Grounds A Sacred Site

April 3, 2021, over the Easter Weekend, a broad-based coalition of community and interfaith, ecumenical faith leaders will gather at the Chattahoochee Brick Company at 1:00 PM to claim and declare the grounds a Sacred site to memorialize African Americans who died there working as forced labor. READ MORE


IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to enhancing the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. and globally to achieve cultural, social, economic and political equality and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.