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The 1865 'March to the Sea' for reparations – Workers World

In the Civil War’s closing days, Union Army forces finally defeated the Confederate hold on Atlanta in fall of 1864. An economic citadel of the racist system of enslavement, almost half the city was burned by federal troops. In November, a week after the reelection of President Abraham Lincoln and…

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'What Took Us So Long?': Black Caucus Members Propose Awarding 200,000 Black Civil War Vets Congressional Gold Medal

Two politicians, descendants of enslaved African-Americans, are proposing that hundreds of thousands of Black people who fought for the nation during the

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