History Women September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

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

Ama Nunoo September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am | History, Women

Audley “The Queen Mother ” Moore. Photo: Face2FaceAfrica

Audley “Queen Mother” Moore

Audley, known as the “Queen Mother” of the modern reparations movement, was born in 1819. Drawing inspiration directly from Marcus Garvey, Audley was an outspoken civil rights activist and a black nationalist. She modernized and popularized the restitution of slaves. In 1963, she wrote an in-depth analysis on reparations titled, ‘Why Reparations?’ Her research provided a legal basis and a new outlook on reparations. She dedicated eight decades of her life actively fighting for reparations. Her dream to see all slaves compensated may soon become a reality as Congress continues to deliberate reparations.

A young Audley, Photo: Youtube

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