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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.


Panel 1: 

The Honorable Cory Booker 
United States Senator

Panel 2: 

Mr. Ta-Nehisi Coates 
Distinguished Writer in Residence, Arthur J. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University

Mr. Danny Glover 
Actor and Activist

Ms. Katrina Browne 
Documentarian, Traces of the Trade

Mr. Coleman Hughes 
Writer, Quilette

Mr. Burgess Owens 
Speaker and Writer

Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton 
Episcopal Bishop of Maryland

Dr. Julianne Malveaux 
Economist and Political Commentator

Mr. Eric Miller 
Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University

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June 19, 2019, Washington, DC — The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) hosted a National Forum “Healing and Reconciliation: HR-40 and the Promise of Reparations for African Americans” immediately after the historic Juneteenth hearing on HR-40.

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