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Activists challenge corporations that they say are tied to slavery (USA)

Team of legal and academic stars pushes for apologies and reparations

By James Cox

They owned, rented or insured slaves. Loaned money to plantation owners. Helped hunt down the runaways.

Some of America's most respected companies have slavery in their pasts. Now, 137 years after the final shots of the Civil War, will there be a reckoning?



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