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Some freed people actually received ’40 acres and a mule.’ Then it got taken away.

June 24, 2024


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The promise of “40 acres and a mule”, is often thought of as a broken one. But it turns out, some freed people actually received land as reparations after the Civil War. And what happened to that land and the families it was given to is the subject of a new series, 40 Acres and a Lie, by our colleagues at Reveal and the Center for Public Integrity.

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