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New York City council approves monument to slaves

The New York City Council has approved a monument recognising the contributions of slaves to the city’s founding and economy. The marker will be placed in the Wall Street area, about a block from where the city’s first slave market … Continue reading

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What a Slave-Reparations Claim Has to Do With Harvard Law School

By Henry Louis Gates and Julie Wolf Who was the first person to ask for reparations for slavery? In America the concept of reparations for slavery is generally thought to have originated during the Civil War era, with the failed … Continue reading

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Willie Louis, witness to Emmett Till lynching, dies in Illinois at 76

***Today would have been Emmett Till’s 72 birthday. RIP. ~SB***

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