*The Case for Reparations

Black History Study Group
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Should the United States government pay reparations to the descendants of slaves? As this topic gains national attention we will explore earlier calls for reparations, compare historical arguments to current day reasoning and discuss testimony from recent congressional hearings. Find links below to articles, books and websites relevant to the topic. We will start our discussion based on the 2014 The Atlantic cover story by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Case for Reparations.

Please find a list of other books and resources here.

The Black History Study group of the African American Center meets monthly to discuss topics in African American history and culture within the broader context of American and world history with a focus on Black history in California and San Francisco. The group will occasionally host speakers and will discuss books, articles, films and events relevant the study of Black History.


These cultural events are free and open to the public. See More Than a Month for the complete program guide.

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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