DEI and The Descendants of U.S. Chattel Slaves

Public E-team



This E-Team focuses on impacts of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism practices on the descendants of U.S. chattel slaves. "'American Freedmen' is the political class conferred in 1865 to emancipated slaves and their progeny. This protected class status was written into law with executive and legislative action, including the post-Civil War 13th, 14th, and 15th constitutional amendments, civil rights acts of 1866 and 1867, and congressional acts forming the Freedmen’s Bureau. A bureau that, for approximately 5 short years, provided resources and military escort to the emancipated slaves as they tried to thrive in a hostile national climate. American Freedmen were the spearhead of the United States human rights and civil rights legacy from 1776 through the civil rights era of 1960. American Freedmen are 80% of the U.S. Black population in 2023 and were nearly all of the Black population until the Hart-Celler immigration act of 1965."

Geographical area: Other
Theme(s) of intervention: Economic policy / inclusive economic development, Inclusive social development / inclusive societies / social inclusion, Reduction of inequalities / equity / poverty eradication, Social innovation / public sector innovation / policy innovation
Created: 20 Mar 2023
Latest update: 20 Mar 2023


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