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Image caption Hannah, Melisande, Hunter and Samantha will be voting on the proposal on Thursday. Students at Georgetown University are voting on whether or not they should pay reparations to the descendants of slaves sold by the institution. In 1838 the Jesuit university, which relied on financial support from wealthy plantation owners and often received slaves as gifts from prosperous parishioners , had fallen on hard times. It decided to raise funds by selling 272 slaves to plantations in Louisiana, in a deal worth the equivalent of $3.3m (£2.5m). Now, students at the elite institution are voting on what could be the first time reparations have been paid directly to the descendants of slaves in the US. Full story

10 April

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