Little Known Black History Fact: Jamaica Reparations

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  • A new reparations committee has been formed in Jamaica to determine if reparations should be given from Britain. The group is made of twelve academics, lawyers, Rastafarians and students. More than 600,000 Africans were shipped to the British colonies in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The conditions of Jamaican slaves on the sugar plantations were considered more brutal than those of America. In turn, Jamaica was said to have the highest number of slave revolts than any other island of the Caribbean. There were over twelve reported conspiracies. Even the freed slaves were used against the enslaved by the British government. They were looked upon to settle any protest.

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