Black U.S. Delegation Attends Racism Conference to Demand ReparationsNYC 16 Apr 2009 04:23 GMT
Member nations attending the first WCAR held in September 2001 in Durban, South Africa, declared "...that slavery and the slave trade are a crime against humanity and should always have been so, especially the transatlantic slave trade." Attorney Roger Wareham states, "Today, the United States government, which walked out on the Durban conference, and Europe are vying to reverse these correct verdicts because they would be the principal payers of the reparations debt."
A City - Wide Send Off Rally was held on Monday, April 13, 2009 at 6:30 PM at the National Black Theater, 2051 5th Avenue (off 125th Street), Harlem, New York. Speakers included, Viola Plummer of the December 12th Movement, Dr. James McIntosh of CEMOTAP, Black Radio personality Bob Law, Attorney Esmeralda Simmons of the Center for Law and Social Justice, and Abdul Hafeez Muhammad of the Nation of Islam, Dr. Leonard Jefferies, Chaka cousin of the All African Peoples' Revolutionary Party.
There was also a special video presentation of the "Durban 400" documentary of the December 12th Movement and National Black United Front's lobbying efforts at the WCAR in Durban, South Africa.
Picture: Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Omowale Clay, Filmmakers Iman Drammeh and Al Santana, Viola Plummer, Abdul Hafeez Muhammad of the Nation of Islam, Bob Law, Back row - Chaka Cousins, Dr. James McIntosh