‘We’re Asking for Their Debt to be Paid’: Slavery Descendants Seek $70 Billion In Reparations from Saint Louis University

February 21, 2024

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A civil rights attorney representing hundreds of Black Americans whose ancestors helped build Saint Louis University during slavery demanded $70 billion in reparations for years of free labor.

Attorney Areva Martin announced the reconciliation package on Feb. 8 at the Missouri university’s Busch Student Center, where she and other prominent community members put pressure on the university to pay the arrears and avoid a potential lawsuit.

Read the full article by A.L. Lee of the Atlanta Black Star.

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