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100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans

100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans


8. 40 Acres & A Mule

Black Americans are still waiting for their “forty acres and a mule” promised after the Civil War. Special Field Orders No. 15 was proclaimed by Union General William Tecumseh Sherman on Jan. 16, 1865. Under the orders, the government was to allot family units, including freed people, a plot of land no larger than 40 acres.


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