Slaveowners Got Reparations After Emancipation. Enslaved Got Nothing

White Americans opposed to paying reparations to descendants of slaves might not realize their ancestors received them after their slaves were freed. According to an op-ed by professor Tera Hunter in the New York Times, President Abraham Lincoln paid white Union loyalists up to $300 for every enslaved person freed. The reparations were made through the District of Columbia Emancipation Act.

 

Source: Slaveowners Got Reparations After Emancipation. Enslaved Got Nothing

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