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If You Could Go Back in Time and Change One Thing, What Would It Be?

Source: Graham Roumieu

William “Sandy” Darity Jr., economist and professor, Duke University

after the end of the Civil War. This would have entailed the promised 40-acre land grants to the formerly enslaved, their right to full political participation, assurance of control over their children’s schooling, protection by the Union Army in the

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