Reparations! (Black History in the Making) – May 24, 2021



Host Nkechi Taifa (WPFW) brings us voices of a multitude of advocates discussing various aspects of the struggle for reparations, including personal stories about legendary icons who helped move the movement forward; redress for the lingering impact from the enslavement era that affects us today; reparations initiatives in four jurisdictions and much more. The time to seriously consider reparations for Black folk has finally come.

Rev. JoAnn Watson,  former Detroit City Councilwoman

Atty. Maynard Henry, Great Nephew of Dr. Imari Abubakari Obadele

Atty. Adjoa Aiyetoro, Professor Emeritus at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Julianne Malveaux ” Noted Labor Economist, author and President Emeritus of Bennett College

Erika Alexander, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Color Farm Media

Jeffery Robinson ” Deputy Director, American Civil Liberties Union; Producer of “Who We Are: a Chronicle of Racism in America

Ron Daniels, resident of Institute of the Black World 21st Century and Convener of National African American Reparations Commission

Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, Alderman, Evanston Illinois

Kamm Howard, Co-Chair, National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America

Atty. Damario Solomon Simmons, lead attorney for Tulsa lawsuit

Rev. Iva Carruthers,  Executive Director, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference

Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor,  founder, National Black Cultural Information Trust

Dreisen Heath, Researcher at Human Rights Watch

Black History in the Making, Reclaiming our Past, Re-defining our Future

Produced in collaboration with the Pacifica Covid Task Force, the production team of Covid Race and Democracy, Pacifica Network Stations and affiliates throughout the country.


Nkechi Taifa, WPFW Producer/Host

Willie Brewer, Editor

Akua Holt and Steve Zeltzer, Executive Producers

Jon Almeleh, Engineer

Polina Vasiliev, Lona Alias, and Akua Holt, Senior Producer-Editors

Akono Kamau, Media Intern

Fahima Seck, Line Producer

Theme music: Fela “Water No Get Enemy”
Special thanks, Knitting Factory Records