The Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association of the United States is established.

The Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association of the United States is established in 1894 in Nashville, Tennessee. Rev. I. H. Dickerson, General Manager, and Mrs. Callie House, Assistant Secretary and National Promoter, are leaders of the organization. The purpose of the organization is to “secure public sentiment in favor of a law to pension Ex-Slaves, being passed by Congress.” (Statement of 1. H. Dickerson, General Manager, and Mrs. Callie House, Promoter, Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association, “To all Local Ex-Slave Associations in the United States” (circa 1896))

 

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. 209

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