Which black Americans should get reparations? | The Washington Post

Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post ‘Dramatic Social Change Requires Imagination’ – Prof. William “Sandy” Darity. Featured Image URHAM, N.C. — He’s been one of academia’s leading authorities on American racial inequity for years, in high demand by Democratic presidential candidates who hope he’ll endorse their proposals to close the “racial wealth gap” — a term…

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Despite pushback, Charleston historic sites expand their interpretation of slavery | The Post and Courier

Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton, The Post and Courier A row of enslaved people’s homes are still present on McLeod Plantation Historic Site on Monday Aug. 26, 2019, in Charleston. Gavin McIntyre/ Staff. By Gavin McIntyre gmcintyre@postandcourier.com Featured Image recent years, Charleston-area historic sites have dramatically increased their interpretation of slavery and its vital role in…

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Dred Scott Decision: The Case and Its Impact | ThoughtCo.

Ben Solis, ThoughtCo. red Scott v. Sandford, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on March 6, 1857, declared that black people, whether free or slave, could not be American citizens and were thus constitutionally unable to sue for citizenship in the federal courts. The Court’s majority opinion also declared that the 1820 Missouri Compromise was…

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How an accidental encounter brought slavery to the United States | USA Today

Rick Hampson, USA TODAY, USA Today SOURCE slavevoyages.org. Featured Image our hundred years ago this summer, a few weeks and 35 miles apart, two epochal events occurred. One was the inaugural meeting of the General Assembly of the Virginia colony – the first elective representative body of its kind in North America. The other was…

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