|Scars of a whipped slave |
(April 2, 1863, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Original caption: "Overseer Artayou Carrier
whipped me. I was two months in bed sore
from the whipping. My master come after
I was whipped; he discharged the overseer.
The very words of poor Peter, taken as he
sat for his picture." (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. admits link to slavery
A 2003 Slavery Era Disclosure Ordinance that requires companies doing business with the city of Chicago to disclose whether they had profited from slavery forced JPMorgan Chase & Co. to acknowledge that its roots are linked to the 19th century slave trade and it profited from the free labor of more than 13,000 Africans.Stolen Lives, Stolen Wealth, Stolen Legacies
British corporations that today produce everything from soap to soup and provide everything from insurance policies to banking services profited handsomely on the backs of enslaved Africans, but now they must pay long overdue reparations for centuries of atrocities that have contributed to extreme White wealth and Black poverty, reparations advocates say.
They argue that to advance reparations, which is recognition, payment and redress for centuries of enslavement and oppression, challenges must be directed at corporations that profiteered from free slave labor and recognition paid that the after affects of slavery can be found impacting education, finances, health, employment and other areas of life.