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Mon May 31, 2021, 08:59 PM

Seminary Built on Slavery and Jim Crow Labor Has Begun Paying Reparations

Source: New York Times

One night in 1858, Carter Dowling, an enslaved Black man forced to work without pay at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Northern Virginia, made the brave decision to escape.

He made it to Philadelphia, where he met famed abolitionist William Still. He then continued north to Canada and, after the Civil War, returned to Washington, D.C., where he was able to open a bank account for his children. He eventually went on to work as a labor organizer in Buffalo.

To this day, Dowling’s family line continues. And, most likely for one of the first times in American history, his descendants could receive cash payments for his forced labor.

In February, the Virginia Theological Seminary began handing out cash payments to the descendants of Black Americans who were forced to work there during the time of slavery and Jim Crow.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/seminary-built-slavery-jim-crow-175717795.html

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Reply Seminary Built on Slavery and Jim Crow Labor Has Begun Paying Reparations (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 31 OP
msfiddlestix May 31 #1
Solly Mack May 31 #2
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 1 #3
brush Jun 1 #4
CTyankee Jun 3 #5

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 09:05 PM

1. wow, very interesting news

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 09:45 PM

2. K&R

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 07:42 AM

3. The Virginia Theological Seminary appeared at DU in April, when the Bidens dropped in.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 01:05 PM

4. The payments will be an annual amount...$2100. Basically an annuity. This could be...

an affordable way to handle enslavement reparations.

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 04:21 PM

5. Good idea. Let those schools and any others pay reparations. It is fair.

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