In February 1866, the Second Freedmen’s Bureau Act, including provisions for setting aside tracts of land, is vetoed. Land already distributed to Freedmen is reclaimed by the Federal government and routed to former slaveholders.




Congressmember John Conyers Jr. with Jo Ann Nichols Watson, Reparations: An Idea Whose Time Has Come,in Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations(ed. Raymond A. Winbush, PhD 2003) at p. 15.

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