Verene Shepherd

Jamaica Reparations Commission

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Professor of social history at the University of the West Indies; chair of the Jamaica Reparations Commission and vice chair of the Caribbean Community Reparation Commission (CARICOM)

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When Britain abolished slavery in 1834, slave owners were compensated with some 20 million pounds -- the equivalent of two billion today. The slaves got nothing.

Jamaica Wants Slavery Reparations

When Britain abolished slavery in 1834, slave owners were compensated with some 20 million pounds -- the equivalent of two billion today. The slaves got nothing.

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