Two members of U.K. aristocratic families, Laura Trevelyan and David Lascelles, are apologizing for centuries-old injustices in the Caribbean, and asking others to join them in paying reparations.
While many cheered the possibility of a huge financial windfall for the city's Black residents, one civil rights leader says the proposal is a distraction from tangible efforts to redress racism.
The online buzz over high profile Britons' ties to the trans-Atlantic slave trade put attention on the ongoing reparations push in Barbados, and other Caribbean nations.
Photographer Dee Dwyer talked to people at the Rally 4 Reparations in Washington, D.C. to hear what reparations mean to them.
The report recommends ways to address the "lingering negative effects" of slavery — from policing reforms to housing grants to increased voting access to free tuition.
A committee formed by Harvard President Lawrence Bacow found that Harvard faculty and staff enslaved 70 people from the school's founding in 1636 to the banning of slavery in Massachusetts in 1783.
The meeting comes ahead of a June report showing how the institution of slavery continues to reverberate throughout California.
The task force will meet again and hold a series of meetings as a report is due by June with a reparations proposal due by July 2023 for the Legislature to consider turning into law.
Eighty years ago, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an executive order that sent thousands of Japanese Americans to internment camps. Actor George Takei was among them.
For one young farmer in Northwest Georgia named Stacie Marshall, her personal awakening began with a horrifying discovery: She learned that her ancestors kept enslaved people. On the latest Georgia Today podcast, we hear how she’s now working to heal race relations in her community.
The anonymous donor said that while investigating the origins of their family's wealth, they discovered their great-grandfather had owned six enslaved people in Bourbon County, Ky.
Former residents of the Athens neighborhood of Linnentown have won a kind of reparations for the erasure of the neighborhood in the urban renewal period.
The new program, which aims to address harms suffered by Black residents due to the city's past discriminatory housing policies, is part of a larger reparations fund established in 2019.
The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a hearing on legislation that would set up a reparations commission.