Through the efforts of the Association, over 600,000 previously enslaved Africans join the movement and petition the US Congress “to pension every negro who was emancipated. And if the negro is dead give it to his child, if his child is dead give it to his grand child.” (Notice for convention of Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association held in Columbia, Tennessee, March 24-27, 1899)

 

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

Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann, Excerpt from Black Exodus: The Ex-Slave Pension Movement Reader,in Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations(ed. Raymond A. Winbush, PhD 2003) at p. 27

Back to Timeline

You may also like