The author Ta-Nehisi Coates testifies at a hearing regarding reparations held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2019. The historic hearing was the first on legislation introduced 30 years ago that would create a commission to develop proposals to address the lingering effects of slavery. (Gabrielle Demczuk / The New York Times).
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