History Women September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

4 courageous black women in history who pioneered the call for slavery reparations

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Callie House. Photo: Wikipedia

Callie House

Callie was a hardworking mother of five and a washerwoman. Seeing how her fellow slaves were unable to fend for themselves, Callie actively joined the National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association that took their petition to the U.S. Congress to obtain redress for historical wrongs. The federal government had then started accusing the association of using mail to lead a fraud scheme. Callie was later accused in 1916 of postal fraud and spent a year in prison.

Newspaper Clipping of Callie House and I.H Dickerson. Photo: National Archives

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