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St. Louis Committee Convenes to Deliberate Reparations for 1917 Massacre of Black Residents

by Sonia Park
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A committee in St. Louis has convened to discuss the possibility of reparations for the victims and descendants of the 1917 massacre of Black residents in the city. The meeting, held on July 3, marks a significant step towards acknowledging the historical injustice and addressing the long-lasting impact on the affected community.

The massacre, known as the East St. Louis Race Riot, occurred in the summer of 1917 and resulted in the deaths of dozens of Black individuals and the displacement of thousands more. The violence erupted amid racial tensions and labor disputes, with white mobs targeting Black neighborhoods. . .

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