Georgetown University has acknowledged that the school has profited from the sale of slaves and has “reconciled” by naming two buildings after African Americans and offer preferred admission to any descendants of slaves who worked at the university. March 23, 2019 No Comments Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 28, 2018 Bishop Henry McNeal Turner (bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church from 1880 to 1915; Georgia legislator during Reconstruction; U.S. Army chaplain; newspaper editor; civil rights and back-to-Africa activist; African missionary; and early proponent of black theology) calls for reparations from the US Federal Government. June 29, 2018 On February 28, 2001, the final report of the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 is published, making recommendations including a program of reparations to survivors and their descendants. June 29, 2018 In 1989, Massachusetts State Senator Bill Owens introduces Senate Bill 1621, cosponsored by Representatives Shirley Owens-Hicks and Byron Rushing. This bill is an act to provide for reparations by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for slavery, the slave trade, and invidious discrimination against people of African descent born or residing in the US.