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Black Lives Matter: Additional Resources

A collection of resources for research on Black Lives Matter and related subjects.


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Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou PBS NPR WHYY Air Date: July 27, 2020

I rise

I rise; poem


This report from January 2016 discusses U.S. policies and policy reform in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Are slaves' descendants owed compensation? A majority of African Americans believes the United States should make amends for the intergenerational harm caused by  slavery and post-Civil War segregation, with some calling for cash payments to descendants of slaves and others favoring programs to help poor communities narrow the economic gap between blacks and whites. Some legal experts are skeptical that reparations would pass constitutional muster. But proponents point to other examples, domestic and international, in which governments have paid  reparations to atone for systemic harm.