Maryland chuch donating $500k to reparations for slavery and racial justice

A Maryland church is donating $500,000 to racial justice and reparations for slavery over a period of 4 years.

Rev. Grey Maggiano said in a statement “since 2017 this parish community has focused on uncovering the truth of our past and studying the true impact that Memorial inflicted on our neighbors through housing segregation and redlining, disenfranchisement of Black voters, and inequity in school and youth programs here in Baltimore. As a faith community dedicated to social justice, we acknowledge how our history has shaped our present reality. This initiative is one more step toward repairing that harm.”

The church was formed by confederate segregationists who owned slaves.

Per The Hill “the Memorial Episcopal Church dedicated $50,000 of its endowment and an additional $50,000 from its operating budget for 2021 to the Guy T. Hollyday Memorial Justice and Reparations Initiative, which will invest the funds in community partners doing “justice-centered work” in housing, education, environmental justice and civic engagement.”