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Danny Glover to testify at House slavery reparations hearing


FILE - In this April 4, 2018 file photo, Actor Danny Glover speaks at the A.C.T. To End Racism rally, Won the National Mall in Washington, on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)



The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel.


The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is scheduled to hold the hearing next Wednesday, its stated purpose “to examine, through open and constructive discourse, the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, its continuing impact on the community and the path to restorative justice.” The date of the hearing, June 19, coincides with Juneteenth, a cultural holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black people in America.



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13 June 2019

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