The History of Reparations

History of Reparations

A PBS video featuring Danielle Bainbridge, who looks at reparations — both in the U.S. and other places around the world. Focuses primarily on African Americans and the “40 acres and a mule” promise made at the end of the American Civil War, but also includes reparations made by the the U.S. government to Native Americans for the loss of their land, Japanese Americans for their internment during the Second World War, men deliberated infected during the Tuskegee Syphilis Study as well as the city of Chicago payments to torture victims of Detective Burge. Also includes international examples such as Germany after the Nazi era and South Africa at the end of apartheid. Describes different types of reparations and ideas what they might look like today. Watch now.