Jul. 8, 2019

Why Reparations? July 8, 1876 The Hamburg, South Carolina Massacre

On this date in 1876 the tiny hamlet of Hamburg, South Carolina, populated by solely formerly enslaved African Americans was devastated by a white mob of 1000. The massacre actually vanished that town from the geographic map of South Carolina. This is one of the many reasons that descendants of our African American ancestors have a sacred duty to win an appeal for economic reparations from the United States Government. This act and other acts of terror were both state-sanctioned​ as well as federal government sanctioned acts against our ancestors. The Hamburg incident actually emboldened the white mobs to promote Jim Crow not only in South Carolina but all across the former southern confederate states.