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Resistance, Repentance, Restitution, and Reconciliation

“….Now when I say questioning the whole society, it means ultimately coming to see that the problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together. These are the triple evils that are interrelated.

In other words, “Your whole structure must be changed.” A nation that will keep people in slavery for 244 years will thingify them and make them things. And therefore, they will exploit them and poor people generally economically. And a nation that will exploit economically will have to have foreign investments and everything else, and it will have to use its military might to protect them. All of these problems are tied together. “

—— Martin Luther King Jr. August 16, 1967 

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STORY-TELLING & EDUCATION

There have been many unanswered calls for reparations in the United States for the ongoing harm caused during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Unfortunately, most Americans do not understand the concept of reparations and see it only through a historical lens with disconnect to why modern-day citizens should have to pay for wrongs made in the past. The FOR Truth & Reparations Campaign calls for a national present-day Truth Telling to acknowledge and highlight how many issues faced in black and brown communities stem directly from slavery and the lack of effort to systematically redistribute land, wealth and political equality. Our goal is to provide a deeper understanding about the need for reparations by collecting first-person testimony and including them in our case for reparations.

We invite you to keep visiting our site to listen to the testimonies we collect; stay informed about news regarding reparations and ways in which reparations are being pursued today; and to learn more about how you can stay involved.

 

A TIMELINE OF REPARATIONS AWARDED AROUND THE WORLD

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A TIMELINE OF THE MOVEMENT FOR REPARATIONS FOR SLAVERY

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