Tag: U.S. Slavery

Will America’s Universities Point The Way Towards Reparations For Slavery? | Forbes

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Georgetown University recently announced that it plans to raise around $400,000 a year to pay for reparations. They would go to the descendants of enslaved people who were exploited by Jesuit plantations and who were eventually sold to bring revenue to the university. A number of other universities, including Princeton Theological Seminary, have also announced plans for reparations. The moral […]
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Freedom to Travel | PBS

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Dave Quinn, PBS One of 436 Freedom Riders in 1961. Credit: Getty Images. Featured Image he victory won by the Freedom Riders was decisive and unambiguous, expanding the freedom of African-Americans to travel through the United States. Since the institution of Jim Crow laws at the close of the 19th century, African-Americans in the South had been forced to endure […]
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Which black Americans should get reparations? | The Washington Post

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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 that his research helped popularize. […]
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Dred Scott Decision: The Case and Its Impact | ThoughtCo.

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Dred 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 unconstitutional, and that the U.S. Congress could not […]
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