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This section of articles will document the recent recognition of the economic, emotional, mental and physical hardships that the descendants of black American slaves have faces as a result of slavery. The articles will focus on the different responses from a variety of states.

Despite the abolishment of slavery in 1865, the descendants of the ex-slaves, who moved from the South to the North during the Great Migration, still suffer economic and discriminatory hardships. As a result, state and federal government’s attention has been directed towards these issues, which has initiated a period of change through reparations.

The following articles will briefly explain the recent advances in the slavery reparations cases in the United States, starting with Robin Rue Simmons’ fight for economic reparations in Evanston, Illinois.

The case for reparations in the US: Evanston, Illinois

The case for reparations in the US: Evanston, Illinois

October 19, 2020

In accordance with her goal of ‘breaking the racial wealth divide’ between black and white people, Robin Rue Simmons initiated a slavery reparations bill in her small town 13 miles north of Chicago. This bill - once implemented - will be the first government-funded slavery reparations programme to...

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