African American History Culture : France-US-Britain-Pueto Rico -- Slaveowners Paid Reparations, Slave Ignored

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Countries that paid reparations to it slave owner
(with a few exceptions

Exception: France made Haiti pay 150 million francs
(the modern equivalent of US$21 billion).


AmeriKKKa: On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill
ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this
law came 8 1/2 months before Lincoln issued his
Emancipation Proclamation.

The act provided up to $300 (approximately $7,000 today)
in compensation to former slave owners


Exception: The British government paid out £20 million to
compensate some 3,000 families for the loss of their “property”
when slave-ownership was abolished in Britain’s colonies in 1833.


France: Slave owners were compensated with a total of 126
million francs, approximately US$16 billion today.


Puerto Rico: The owners were compensated with 35 million
pesetas (approximately US$200,000 ) per enslaved Black
person from Spain.
 
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