By September of 1865, President Johnson has begun the process of rescinding title to the land granted to Freedmen and returning land to former plantation owners.

 

 

Reference: Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann, Excerpt from Black Exodus: The Ex-Slave Pension Movement Reader,in Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations(ed. Raymond A. Winbush, PhD 2003) at p. 25.

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