US firms face slave reparations suit

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26 March 2002

US firms face slave reparations suit

Author: BBC News

Three major US corporations accused of profiting from the slave trade before it was abolished almost 150 years ago are being taken to court by African-Americans seeking compensation for the abuses suffered by their ancestors. The lawsuit is the first of what is expected to be a deluge of claims against insurer Aetna, railroad firm CSX and financial services firm Fleet Boston.

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24 March 2002

Aetna, CSX, FleetBoston face slave reparations suit [USA]

Author: James Cox, USA Today

The complaint, to be filed Tuesday in federal District Court in New York, asks for unspecified damages, restitution for unpaid slave labor and a share of corporate profits derived from slavery.

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Article
21 February 2002

Brown Bros.: Loans gave planters cash to buy slaves [USA]

Author: James Cox, USA Today

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21 February 2002

Farmer-Paellmann not afraid of huge corporations [USA]

Author: James Cox, USA Today

Deadria Farmer-Paellmann has spent five years digging for evidence that ties Corporate America to pre-Civil War slavery. She confronted Aetna in 2000.

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21 February 2002

FleetBoston: Traced to slave-trading merchant [USA]

Author: James Cox, USA Today

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21 February 2002

Lehman Bros: 1 brother owned 7 slaves in 1860 [USA]

Author: James Cox, USA Today

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21 February 2002

Textile firm [WestPoint Stevens] linked to 'Negro cloth' for slaves [USA]

Author: James Cox, USA Today

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