In spring of 1987, David Addams, Associate Director of National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) asks Adjoa A. Aiyetoro (later chair of the Legal Strategies Commission and founding member of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA)) to organize a panel on reparations for the September 1987 conference at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Panelists include, among others: (i) Richard America, economist; (ii) Chokwe Lumumba; (iii) Imari Obadele, President of the Republic of New Afrika; and (iv) Nkechi Taifa. The presentations of Lumumba, Obadele, and Taifa are compiled in book form under the title Reparations Yes! (Reparations Yes!4th ed. (Baton Rouge; The House of Songhay Commission and The Malcolm Generation, Inc., 1995).


Reference: Adjoa A. Aiyetoro, The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA): Its Creation and Contribution to the Reparations Movement,in Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations(ed. Raymond A. Winbush, PhD 2003) at p. 211

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