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A Black Nonprofit Got A 6-Figure Payment From Someone Whose Family Enslaved People

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The anonymous donor said that while investigating the origins of their family’s wealth, they discovered their great-grandfather had owned six enslaved people in Bourbon County, Ky. By Bill Chappell, NPR A nonprofit group that helps Black and marginalized communities in Kentucky has received a six-figure donation from a white donor who says they recently inherited family wealth — and then learned that their great-grandfather owned enslaved people. The money is…

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