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Lynching the Past
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Many Southern whites continue to lie to themselves and the world about the Civil War and the antebellum South. These lies perpetuate the evil they seek to hide.

The Call for Reparations Rises Again
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In 1865, former slaves first heard the broken promise that they would receive "40 acres and a mule" to start their new lives. Now, 150 years later, the movement seeking compensation and healing for the slaves' descendants is coming back to life.In 1865, ex-slaves were promised "40 acres and a mule." Now, 150 years later, the movement to win compensation for their descendants has returned, with a focus on healing.

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