Home |  Contact Us |  Housing |  Health Care |  Immigration |  Workers |  LCC Home
Justice & Advocacy - an affiliate website of The Lehigh Conference of Churches

Justice & Advocacy
for Slavery

Why is it
Relevant Today?

Jan. 19-20, 2020

Reparations for Slavery
Why is it Relevant Today?


Allentown Events on Reparations (Jan. 19-20, 2020)
– Related Resources

At the Jan. 20th Martin Luther King, Jr. event, Sheryll Cashin‘s presentation on made reference to Richard Rothstein‘s recent publications:

  • The Neighborhoods We Will Not Share Persistent housing segregation lies at the root of many of our society’s problems. Trump wants to make it worse. (Richard Rothstein, NYTimes, Jan. 20, 2020)
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (video recording: June 8, 2017)
    Richard Rothstein discusses his book, “The Color of Law.” Ted Shaw of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) join Rothstein to discuss the history of state-sponsored residential segregation and its enduring effects.

There are also youtube videos with Sheryll Cashin on the topic of her first book:

Editorial Commentary (Morning Call “Your View”)

HR-40 Legislation

Other Resources

Allentown Events on Reparations

  • January 19, 2020 (Sunday, 6:00pm) “Traces of the Trade”
    A special screening of the feature documentary, “Traces of the Trade” which examines the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Given the myth that the South is solely responsible for slavery, viewers may be surprised to learn that they were Northerners. Sponsored by the Lehigh Conference of Churches and First Presbyterian Church, Allentown.
    Location: First Presbyterian Church, Allentown. For details and [free] registration, see www.lehighchurches.org.
  • January 20, 2020 (Monday, 9:00am) Interfaith Prayer Breakfast with Sheryll D. Cashin who will be speaking on “A Case for Reparations from the Faith Perspective.” Dr. Cashin is a Professor of Law, Civil Rights and Social Justice at the Georgetown University Law Center. Please join us for prayer, breakfast, and fellowship.
    Location: First Presbyterian Church, Allentown. Cost: $25. For details and registration, see www.lehighchurches.org.
Last updated October 20th, 2019.