In 1988, the Japanese American reparations bill becomes law as the Civil Rights Redress Act of 1988. This lays the framework for $1.2 billion ($20,000 each) paid to Japanese Americans and a Letter of Apology as Federal redress. June 15, 1988 No Comments Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Liberties_Act_of_1988 Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like August 10, 2018 Swiss banks agree to pay $1.25 billion in connection with claims concerning bank accounts appropriated during World War II. June 15, 2001 In 2001, a lawsuit is brought against the French national railroad in the Eastern District of New York Court charging the Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer with transporting 72,000 Jews to death camps in August 1944. September 10, 2018 In the 1990s, African and Caribbean scholars such as Ali Mazrui, author of The Africans and Jamaican ambassador Dudley Thompson argue for an international examination of the role the West played in the slave trade and the consequent underdevelopment of Africa.