Ta-Nehisi Coates Argues for Reparations at Historic Congressional Hearing

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On Wednesday, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary held a historic hearing on reparations for slavery — the first of its kind in over a decade. Wednesday’s hearing coincided with Juneteenth, a day that commemorates June 19, 1865, when slaves in Galveston, Texas, finally learned that the Emancipation Proclamation had abolished slavery. This year marks the 400th

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