Reparations for slavery to get a hearing in Congress

  • Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and Actor Danny Glover to testify
  • House subcommittee will discuss issue on 19 June – ‘Juneteenth’

The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with the writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House of Representatives panel.

The House judiciary subcommittee on the constitution, civil rights and civil liberties is scheduled to hold the hearing on 19 June, with its stated purpose “to examine, through open and constructive discourse, the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, its continuing impact on the community and the path to restorative justice”.

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Source: The Guardian
Reparations for slavery to get a hearing in Congress