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Yellen Visits Onetime Slave-Trading Post, Amid American Debate Over Reparations

The visit comes amid growing calls on the left for reparations for slavery, including a California task force weighing $350,000 in compensation to descendants of slaves and a San Francisco city committee eyeing a $5 million payment.

Treasury Secretary Yellen stands in the 'Door Of No Return' on Goree Island, Senegal, January 21, 2023.

Treasury Secretary Yellen stands in the 'Door Of No Return' on Goree Island, Senegal, January 21, 2023. AP/Stefan Kleinowitz

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