Descendants Challenge Catholic Order’s Pledge on Slave Trade

The deal had been hammered out in a series of private meetings between the Jesuits and three descendant leaders.

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Reviving a Crop and an African-American Culture, Stalk by Stalk

On the Georgia coast, Maurice Bailey is making sugar cane syrup as a way to preserve a tradition, and the community, of his enslaved ancestors.

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North Carolina City Approves Reparations for Black Residents

The measure passed by the City Council of Asheville, N.C., would provide funding to promote homeownership and business opportunities, but stopped short of stipulating direct payments.

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