In 1797, the US Congress rejects the North Carolina Slave Petition, the first recorded petition for an end to slavery by freed Blacks. June 28, 2018 No Comments Reference: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai/community/text4/text4read.htm Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 29, 2018 In May 1989, after lobbying by the Detroit African-American Reparations Committee and N’COBRA members, led by Ray Jenkins, the Detroit City Council unanimously approves resolution introduced by Detroit Councilmember Clyde Cleveland. June 28, 2018 By 1917, using the fraud characterization developed by Walter Fleming and others, the Federal Government has effectively shut down the ex-slave pension movement by prosecuting and convicting Callie House and others. The theory is that Callie House and others were acting fraudulently by collecting money to fund a lobbying effort that instilled a false hope in ex-slaves that the Government would give them a pension. March 23, 2019 Virginia, five decades after ignoring Prince Edward County and other locales that shut down their public schools in support of segregation, is making a rare effort to confront its racist past, in effect apologizing and offering reparations in the form of scholarships. With a $1 million donation from the billionaire media investor John Kluge and a matching amount from the state, Virginia is providing up to $5,500 to any state resident who was denied a proper education when public schools shut down. So far, more than 80 students have been approved for the scholarships and the numbers are expected to rise. Several thousand are potentially eligible. “A New Hope For Dreams Suspended By Segregation,” The New York Times, July 31, 2005 by Michael Janofsky.