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100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans

100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans


88. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s great-great-grandfathers owned 14 slaves. He’s opposed to reparations

In his 2016 memoir, “The Long Game,” Sen. Mitch McConnell wrote about descending from “a long line of hardworking and often colorful McConnells.” He failed to mention his slave-owning kin. It turns out that two of McConnell’s great-great-grandfathers — James McConnell and Richard Daley — owned at least 14 slaves in Limestone County, Alabama. Most of their slaves were female, according to investigative reporting by NBC News.


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