Event Date and Time
Department of African American Studies and Co-Sponsors

The Department of African American Studies

cordially invite you to the

John B. Slaughter Reparations Series

A Discussion on the First United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation

This event is the launch of The African American Studies Department yearlong series of virtual conversations on the historical, social and psychological, economic, and political consequences and implications of racial slavery, injustice, and structural inequality in America. In the Wake of COVID-19 and Murder of George Floyd, Congresswoman Barbara Lee called for the establishment of the first United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT). The Commission will examine the effects of slavery, institutional racism, and discrimination against people of color, and how our history impacts laws and policies today.

he purpose of the Commission is to properly acknowledge, memorialize, and be a catalyst for progress toward jettisoning the belief in a hierarchy of human value based on race, embracing our common humanity, and permanently eliminating persistent racial inequities.


Congresswoman Barbara Lee                                         

California's 13th

Congressional District



Charles Adams

Chair of Behavioral Sciences

and Human Services

Bowie State University


Dr. Mary Helen Washington

Distinguished University

Professor University of



Dr. Rashawn Ray

Professor of Sociology

Director of the Lab for

Applied Social Science Research

University of Maryland



Zoom info: https://umd.zoom.us/j/97553084984

For questions, please contact the African American Studies at 301-405-1158.

Social media discussion: #ReparationsAFAM


BSOS Anti-Black Racism Initiative

Baha’i Chair for World Peace

Center for Literary and Comparative Studies

Critical Race Initiative

Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice & Ethics