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Horrors of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, US Failure to Apologize

February 12, 1997

The horrors of the transatlantic slave trade are still being
discovered to this day. What is clear, however, is that millions
perished and tens of millions more were brutally enslaved. Still,
the US government has yet to officially apologize for slavery.
Unlike the families of the Nazi holocaust or Japanese families
incarcerated in California detention camps during World War II, the
descendants of slaves have never received any compensation for more
than 200 years of legal slavery.

TAPE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, the slain civil rights leaders in this
recording talks about the middle passage and slavery.

TAPE: PROFESSOR MOLEFE KETE ASANTE, a professor of African American Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia.

University School of Law in Washington DC and a contributor to the
book Reparations Yes!

The tape is of her speaking last summer in Atlanta at the 7th
Annual NCOBRA Conference — the National Coalition of Blacks for
Reparations in America. The speech was recorded by Kai Aiyetoro of
WRFG in Atlanta.