I already posted that lady Callie House in the books thread since she was fighting for reparations. Just wanna posts Cochran's attempt at reparations too. That was the last thing he was working on before he...... "passed"..... I would like to see him or someone talking about it in a book tho.
OJ Simpson’s defense attorney, the late Johnny Cochran, before he died, was involved a move by some very powerful lawyers to sue the US. for reparations.
OJ Simpson Lawyer Johnny Cochran’s Last Dream Was To Sue For Reparations
OJ Simpson’s defense attorney, the late Johnny Cochran, before he died, was involved a move by some very powerful lawyers to sue the US. for reparations. The year was 2000.
“A powerful group of civil rights and class-action lawyers who have won billions of dollars in court is preparing a lawsuit seeking reparations for American Blacks descended from slaves,” The Washington Post reported in 2000.
They formed the Reparations Assessment Group. And among the members of the group were Harvard law professor Charles J. Ogletree; Cochran; Alexander J. Pires Jr., who won a $1 billion discrimination settlement for Black farmers against the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Richard Scruggs, who won the $368.5 billion settlement for states against tobacco companies; Dennis C. Sweet III, who won a $400 million settlement in the “phen-fen” diet drug case; and Willie E. Gary, who won a $500 million judgment against the Loewen Group Inc., the world’s largest funeral home firm. Randall Robinson, president of the TransAfrica Forum and author of “The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks,” was also involved with the group.