Slave Documents Released

The California Department of Insurance took an unprecedented step yesterday, releasing a report about insurance policies sold to slave-holders covering "damage to or death of their slaves." Tavis Smiley hears from California Assemblywoman Dion Aroner, a Democrat who called for the report, and then talks with Charles Ogletree, a professor at Harvard Law School and co-chair of the Reparations Coordinating Committee, and Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center, about what the newly released information means for genealogy, scholarship and the debate over reparations.

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