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SUPPORT A COMMISSION TO STUDY REPARATIONS FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS During slavery, the federal government constitutionally and statutorily sanctioned the denial of human rights and civil liberties to African slaves. Then after the formal dissolution of chattel slavery, the government supported a system of segregation that inflicted massive damages upon the descendants of slaves. H.R. 40 would create the first federally chartered commission to study the impact of slavery upon African Americans and the nation, and make recommendations to Congress on methods of recompense for harm not only from the institution of slavery but from discrimination continuing through the present. The Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act would follow the model of the reparations campaign for Japanese Americans who were interned during World War II. In that case the findings of a commission led to the Japanese reparations bill enacted in 1987. Write or call your Representative. Urge your Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 40, The Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act and request hearings on the bill. ============================================================= ACLU Free Reading Room | A publications and information resource of the gopher://aclu.org:6601 | American Civil Liberties Union National Office ftp://aclu.org | mailto:infoaclu@aclu.org | "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty"

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