What shaped US history? How do we address the disparities?
Understanding Black history in the United States is integral to comprehending the nation’s complex past, present, and future. Black history encompasses the struggles, resilience, and contributions of African Americans who have played a vital role in shaping the country’s cultural, social, economic, and political landscape. It provides critical insights into the enduring legacy of slavery, segregation, and systemic racism and sheds light on the ongoing fight for racial equality and justice. Acknowledging this history fosters empathy, dismantles stereotypes, and promotes unity, contributing to a more inclusive and equitable society where all individuals can fully participate and thrive, regardless of their race or ethnicity. Expand your knowledge of our history and possible solutions in this series of videos.
Videos About Black History
Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future is a video series that discusses issues surrounding racism and offers recommendations to combat inequality provided by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
Economic Inequality in America
A discussion of economic inequality of people of color in the US and actions wealth management professionals can take to promote generational wealth.
Wills, Slavery and Probate: The Legacy of Lucy Sutton
A powerful story of a family’s journey from slavery to freedom thanks to a last will and testament that honors African Americans and Black History Month.
40 Acres and a Mule: Reparations and the Estate Tax
An introduction to wealth disparity due to slavery and enacted under Jim Crow, the history of reparations and a possible solution to the wealth gap.
A Proposal to Repair Racial Wealth Disparity
Experts in tax law present their research on racial wealth disparity as well as recommendations for funding and distributing reparations to Black Americans.
Black Farmers, Land Loss and the Racial Economic Gap
Insight into the inequity of intergenerational wealth of Black American farmers through discriminatory government programs and practices.
Heirs Property and Generational Land Loss
Experts discuss estates that did not clear probate, known as heirs’ property, its impact on people of color, and solutions to correct the issue.
The Fight for Justice, Reparations and Bruce’s Beach
Understand efforts by a pro bono attorney and land-rights activist to return a racially motivated eminent domain property, Bruce’s Beach, to the family’s heirs.
“Fair” Housing and Opportunity Hoarding
In a Fair Housing Month feature video, author Sherryl Cashin discusses how unfair housing has contributed significantly to the wealth gap between black and white Americans.