Mayors across America discuss reparations for Black Americans | USA TODAY

Mayors across the country discuss why reparations are important and what outcomes may emerge from their collective and individual efforts.
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A quick Amazon search reveals thousands of books written on slavery in America. Going all the way back to Booker T. Washington’s “Up From Slavery” – published in the early 1900s less than 20 years before the former slave and founder of the all-Black Tuskegee University died – there is no shortage of scholarship on the atrocities faced by Black people during this country’s beginning.

Yet so few Americans really know much about the history of towns like Tullahassee, or that Native Americans owned humans. The town was built (and has nearly died) out of struggle.

Few Americans also know how much of a money-making enterprise slavery was in both Southern and Northern states.

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