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Stand up on Truth: Reparatory Justice is Now! - 6 DVD Set on Reparations

 
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By our unpaid labor and suffering, we have earned the right to the soil, many
times over and over, and now we are determined to have it.
- ANONYMOUS, 1861

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Professor Sir Hilary Beckles
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, The UWI. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles
has served the University Cave Hill Campus as Head of the History Department and
Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. He received an Honorary Doctor of Letters
from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, in recognition
of his meritorious and distinguished lifetime achievements, public service and
contribution to the world of learning and higher education. He was awarded an
Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Glasgow in recognition of the
major contribution he has made to academic research into the transatlantic slave
trade and plantation slavery. Professor Sir Hilary is an internationally
reputed historian and serves on the editorial boards of several academic
journals and has lectured at universities in Europe, Africa, Asia and the
Americas and has published more than ten academic books. He is a member of the
International Task Force for the UNESCO Slave Route Project and is principal
consultant for resource material in the schools programme. He is also
Consultant for the UNESCO Cities for Peace Global Programme, and an advisor to
the UN World Culture Report. He also chaired the UWI Task Force on the
Globalization and Liberalization of Higher Education.

Ta-Nehisi Coates
An American writer, journalist, and educator. Coates is a senior editor for The
Atlantic, and blogger for that publication's website where he writes about
cultural, social and political issues. Coates has worked for The Village Voice,
Washington City Paper, and Time. He has contributed to The New York Times
Magazine, The Washington Post, The Washington Monthly, O, and other
publications. In 2008, Coates published The Beautiful Struggle, a memoir about
coming of age in West Baltimore and its effect on him. In it, he discusses the
influence of his father, a former Black Panther; the prevailing street crime of
the era and its effects on his older brother; his own troubled experience
attending Baltimore-area schools; and his eventual graduation and enrollment in
Howard University. His writings on race, such as his September 2012 Atlantic
cover piece "Fear of a Black President" and his June 2014 feature "The Case for
Reparations," have been especially praised, and have won his blog a place on
the Best Blogs list by Time magazine and the Hillman Prize for Opinion &
Analysis Journalism.

John Henrik Clarke
Pan-Africanis t writer, historian, professor, and a pioneer in the creation of
Africana studies and professional institutions in academia starting in the late
1960s. Clarke was a professor of Black and Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter
College and served as founding chairman of the department. He also was the
Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Visiting Professor of African History at Cornell
University’s Africana Studies and Research Center. Additionally, he founded
the African Heritage Studies Association along with the Black Caucus of the
African Studies Association in 1968. Clarke was co-founder of the Harlem
Quarterly (1949–51), book review editor of the Negro History Bulletin
(1948–52), associate editor of the magazine, Freedomways, and a feature
writer for the black-owned Pittsburgh Courier. Clarke taught at the New School
for Social Research. Traveling in West Africa he met Kwame Nkrumah, whom he
had mentored as a student in the US, ]and was offered a job working as a
journalist for the Ghana Evening News. He also lectured at the University of
Ghana and elsewhere in Africa, including in Nigeria at the University of
Ibadan. Becoming prominent during the Black Power movement in the 1960s,
which began to advocate a kind of black nationalism, Clarke advocated for
studies on the African-American experience and the place of Africans in world
history. He challenged the views of academic historians and helped shift the way
African history was studied and taught. Clarke was "a scholar devoted to
redressing what he saw as a systematic and racist suppression and distortion of
African history by traditional scholars.” Besides teaching at Hunter College
and Cornell University, Clarke founded professional associations to support the
study of black culture. He was a founder with Leonard Jeffries and first
president of the African Heritage Studies Association, which supported scholars
in areas of history, culture, literature and the arts. He was a founding member
of other organizations to support work in black culture: the Black Academy of
Arts and Letters and the African-American Scholars' Council.

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