Emancipation Without Compensation Pt. 1

from We is the Temple: Songs from The Fruit Stare Pod Opera Vol 1. by The Fruit Stare

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℗ 2020, Atop Industries | Salveter Thomas (ASCAP)
© Mora Flontine Music (ASCAP)


The petitions began in the late 18th century

A few former slaves were successful
in their efforts
to claim compensation
for work done
while in bondage
in the state of Massachusetts.

many estates
failed to make payments
and the rulings were rarely enforced.

“Emancipation without compensation”

Solomon Northrup
proposed the idea
of reparations
to congress
in the mid 19th century

and in 1867
Congressman Thaddeus Stevens
and Senator Charles Sumner
attempted to redistribute land
to freed people

HR 29
died in the House

HR 29
died in the House

“Emancipation without compensation”


from We is the Temple: Songs from The Fruit Stare Pod Opera Vol 1., released July 27, 2020
recorded and mixed by Nick Broste
mastered by Justin Dennis

The Fruit Stare Band:

Nick Broste – synths, keys
Jim Cooper – bass
Christopher Salveter - vocals
Dave Smith – baritone sax, flute
Jefferey Thomas – guitar
Nick Alvarez - drumkit
Jamie Levinson - drumkit
Andra Kulans – viola
Nora Barton - cello
Kent Lambert - vocals
Courtney Glascoe - vocals
Holly Stevens - vocals
Derik Kendall – guitar, violin
Billie Howard – violin
Rob Pleshar – tuba
Justin Amolsch – french horn
Jim McBride - trumpet
Ellis Seiberling – trombone
Dave Levine – flute


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