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Thursday, October 29, 2020 — As we get closer to the 2020 elections, several issues concerning Black life in America continue to emerge in national discussions. One of these critical topics is the issue of reparations. The longstanding movement for reparations due to the Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States is powerful, intricate, and layered. Many questions surround the history, strategies, legislation, and legal battles in the fight for reparations. On Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 8 pm EDT/7 pm CT, reparationist lawyers, scholars, and activists will answer the many questions concerning reparations discussions within the Black community.

This online event will be hosted in partnership with the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations In America and the National Black Cultural Information Trust.


  • Atty Adjoa Aiyetoro
    Law Professor, Emeritus University of Arkansas
  • Atty Nkechi Taifa,
    Author of Black Lawyer, Black Power
  • Dr. Ron Daniels
    Convener, NAARC President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century
  • Dr. Greg Kamathi Carr
    Chair of African American Studies Howard University
  • Dreisen Heath
    Assistant Researcher on Racial Justice, Human Rights Watch
  • Kennis Henry
    Co-chair, N’COBRA Legislative Commission
  • Kamm Howard
    National Co-chair, N’COBRA


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.