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From the 1860s to the 1920s, towns across the U.S. violently expelled African American residents.
Today, these communities remain virtually all white.
As black descendants return to demand justice, BANISHED exposes the hidden history of racial cleansing in America.
At least 12 different counties in eight states banished their black populations. More than 4,000 black residents were expelled from their homes.
A charcoal drawing of a crowd of people fleeing as buildings go up in flames
A man and two women sit on a porch, looking out
The question of reparations is, for many, a controversial and unanswerable one. What, if anything, are descendants owed?
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