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Berkeley Talks: Charles Henry on the case for reparations

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Charles Henry is a professor emeritus of African American studies at UC Berkeley. (UC Berkeley photo)

In this episode of Berkeley Talks , Charles Henry, professor emeritus of African American studies at UC Berkeley and author of Long Overdue: The Politics of Racial Reparations, discusses why reparations for slavery are gaining mainstream support, why he believes they are a solution and what could enable Black Americans to feel “acknowledged, redressed and with closure.”

This talk, given in October 2020, is part of “America’s Unfinished Work,” a series by Berkeley’s Osher Lifelong Learning Center (OLLI). In September, just a few weeks before Henry’s talk, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 3121, establishing a first-in-the-nation task force to study and make recommendations on reparations.

Listen to the full lecture in Berkeley Talks episode #107: “Charles Henry on the case for reparations.”

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