Nell Irvin Painter – A Form of Reparations

President Lincoln and other Republicans had supported emigration during the Civil War. And in fact, an 1862 law was still on the statute books which provided that one fourth of the proceeds of the sale of abandoned Confederate lands was to be set aside by the government to support Afro-American emigration. In 1862, $600,000 was actually appropriated for emigration of emancipated Blacks in the District of Columbia.

  • P.92, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3

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