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Reparations for Slavery
Slavery in the United States started back in the early 1600's. Millions of Africans were unwillingly, brought to the United States and forced into slavery. Slaves had no rights and were seen as wild animals. Many slaves had to watch their family and friends get beat and sometimes killed. Many families were separated because they would be sold to different slave owners. Some women were forced to be their owner's mistress, and many had children for them. For years, African Americans fought for their freedom. During the fight, many were killed. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln, freeing all slaves in the United States, issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Forty acres and a mule were also promised to all freed slaves. African Americans never received forty acres or a mule. However, the fight did not stop there; for years after that, African Americans fought for equal rights.
Today, many African Americans are seeking reparations for slavery.
- African and Native American Slavery
- Comparison of Individual Right Indicated in the Bill of Rights and Constitution of Latvia
- Reparations for Slavery
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